Bask meaning

băsk
The definition of bask means to enjoy a happy or very comfortable situation.

Standing onstage while the audience applauds your fantastic performance is an example of to bask in the appreciation.

Sitting outside on a warm sunny day is an example of to bask in the sunshine.

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To enjoy a warm or pleasant feeling from being in a certain environment or situation.

To bask in someone's favor.

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To expose oneself to pleasant warmth.
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To take great pleasure or satisfaction.
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To warm oneself pleasantly, as in the sunlight.
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To expose to warmth.
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To bathe in warmth; to be exposed to pleasant heat.

To bask in the sun.

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(figuratively) To take great pleasure or satisfaction; to feel warmth or happiness. (This verb is usually followed by "in").

I basked in her love.

To bask in someone's favour.

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Origin of bask

  • Middle English basken

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old Norse baðask (“to take a bath; literally to bathe oneself, with the suffix -sk representing Old Norse sik (oneself)”).

    From Wiktionary