Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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BAKE, BAIK, v. To knead dough or paste. Lit. and fig.

1. lit. Sc. 1825  Jam.2:
This term is rather restricted to the act of kneading, which is distinguished from what is called firing bread.
Ags. 1825  Jam.2:
It is not reckoned happy for two persons to bake bread together.
Ayr. 1887  J. Service Dr Duguid 16:
My granny after having helpit half of the parish into life, and . . . kind o' bakit wheens of them into existence, departed this life when I would be about ten years auld.
Uls. 1880  W. H. Patterson Gl. Ant. and Dwn. 4:
Bake, to knead bread, as well as to bake it in an oven.

2. fig. Arg. 1932 1 :
His breed's baikit, means that he has, by chance or design, got into a secure worldly position — e.g. a man of small means who marries a rich woman.

[See Baken, first quot.]

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