The word bastaba is the imperfect form of bastar in the first person singular. There are other translations for this conjugation.
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bastar

Su volumen de negocios no bastaba para cubrir sus costes.
Its turnover was not sufficient to cover its costs.
¿Pero eso no bastaba, así que decidiste acosarla?
But that wasn't enough, so you decided to stalk her?
La belleza del huerto le deleitaba, pero esto no bastaba.
The beauty of the garden delighted him, but this was not enough.
No, porque Stalin creía en Beria y eso le bastaba.
No, because Stalin believed in Beria, and that was enough for him.
Y si eso no bastaba para ganarme unos tragos...
And if that wasn't enough to earn me a few drinks...
Por mucho tiempo creí que su recuerdo bastaba.
For a long time, I thought their memory was enough.
El dolor físico no bastaba para apartar su mente de este objetivo.
Physical pain was not sufficient to divert his mind from this object.
Te dio todo lo que tenía pero eso no te bastaba.
She gave you everything she had and it wasn't enough.
Esperaba que ella decidiera que este castigo bastaba.
He hoped they would decide that this was sufficient punishment.
En mi generación, bastaba con un apretón de manos.
In my generation, it was a handshake.
De hecho, bastaba solo con darle lo que pedía.
In fact, it is enough to give him what he wanted.
Durante mucho tiempo he creído que el recuerdo bastaba.
For a long time, I thought their memory was enough.
Anne, cuando te quería menos me bastaba, pero ya no.
Anne, when I loved you less it was enough but no longer.
Hubo un tiempo cuando yo pensaba que bastaba aprender lenguas.
There was a time when I thought that knowing languages was enough.
Ese número de declaraciones bastaba para inscribir su candidatura.
This number of statements was sufficient to register him as a candidate.
Le dije que me bastaba con uno de tracción doble.
I told him I had enough trouble with two-wheel drive.
No bastaba con darle a un hombre un trabajo.
Not enough to give A man a job.
Ya sabes, me bastaba un cartón al mes.
You know, I got along on a carton a month.
Pero aquella vida no me bastaba y me fui.
But that life was not enough and I had to go.
Le bastaba con tener delante las montañas de Francia.
He needed only to see the mountains of France.
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