bask /bɑːsk/


I. verb [no obj.]

1. lie exposed to warmth and light, typically from the sun, for relaxation and pleasure.

sprawled figures basking in the afternoon sun.
the seals came ashore to breed and to bask.
2. ( bask in) revel in and make the most of (something pleasing)

he went on basking in the glory of his first book.
– origin late Middle English (originally in the sense ‘bathe’): perhaps related to Old Norse batha ‘bathe’.

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