bask


bask
bask [ba:sk US bæsk] v
[Date: 1300-1400; : Old Norse; Origin: bathask, from batha [i]'to take a bath']
1.) to enjoy sitting or lying in the heat of the sun or a fire
bask in
Lizards were basking in the morning sun.
2.) if a place basks in the sun, it is sunny and warm
bask in
Tenerife was basking in afternoon sunshine as they arrived.
3.) to enjoy the approval or attention that you are getting from other people
bask in
She basked in the admiration of the media.
bask/bathe in sb's reflected glory atglory1 (4)

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  • bask — sb., et, bask, ene; et kraftigt bask med vingerne …   Dansk ordbog

  • bask´er — bask «bask, bahsk», intransitive verb. 1. to warm oneself pleasantly: »The cat basks in the warm sunshine. 2. Figurative. to feel great pleasure: »He basked in the love of his family. SYNONYM(S): luxuriate. –v.t. to warm pleasantly: »We basked… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bask — Bask, v. t. To warm by continued exposure to heat; to warm with genial heat. [1913 Webster] Basks at the fire his hairy strength. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bask — (b[.a]sk), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Basked} (b[.a]skt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Basking}.] [OScand. ba[eth]ask to bathe one s self, or perh. bakask to bake one s self, sk being reflexive. See {Bath}, n., {Bake}, v. t.] To lie in warmth; to be exposed to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bask — /bask, bahsk/, v.i. 1. to lie in or be exposed to a pleasant warmth: to bask in the sunshine. 2. to enjoy a pleasant situation: He basked in royal favor. v.t. 3. Obs. to expose to warmth or heat. [1350 1400; ME < ON bathask to bathe oneself,… …   Universalium

  • bask — /bask / (say bahsk) verb (i) 1. to lie in or be exposed to a pleasant warmth: to bask in the sunshine. 2. to enjoy a pleasant situation: she basked in royal favour. {Middle English baske(n), from Old Norse baðask bathe} …   Australian English dictionary

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