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bask

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verb \ˈbask\

Simple Definition of bask

  • : to lie or relax happily in a bright and warm place

  • : to enjoy the attention and good feelings expressed by others

Full Definition of bask

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to lie or relax in a pleasant warmth or atmosphere

  3. 2 :  to take pleasure or derive enjoyment <basked in the spotlight>

  4. transitive verb
  5. obsolete :  to warm by continued exposure to heat

Examples of bask

  1. We sat basking in the sun.

  2. Tourists were basking on the beaches.

  3. He stood before the audience, basking in their applause.



Origin of bask

Middle English, probably from Old Norse bathask, reflexive of batha to bathe; akin to Old English bæth bath


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with bask



BASK Defined for Kids

bask

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verb \ˈbask\

Definition of bask

baskedbask·ing

  1. 1 :  to lie or relax in pleasantly warm surroundings <Reptiles often bask in the sun.>

  2. 2 :  to take pleasure or derive enjoyment <The winners were basking in their success.>





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