Definition of bask
- basking in the warmth of the sun
- basked in the spotlight
- … basks at the fire his hairy strength …
- —John Milton
We sat basking in the sun.
Tourists were basking on the beaches.
He stood before the audience, basking in their applause.
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: to lie or relax happily in a bright and warm place
: to enjoy the attention and good feelings expressed by others
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