bask

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verb \ˈbask\

Definition of bask

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to lie or relax in a pleasant warmth or atmosphere basking in the warmth of the sun

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

  4. transitive verb
  5. obsolete :  to warm by continued exposure to heat basks at the fire his hairy strength … — John Milton

Examples of bask in a sentence

  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 and Etymology of bask

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


First Known Use: circa 1616



BASK Defined for English Language Learners

bask

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verb \ˈbask\

Definition of bask for English Language Learners

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

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


BASK Defined for Kids

bask

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verb \ˈbask\

Definition of bask for Students

basked

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basking

  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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