verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- basis of articulation,
- basis point,
- basis weight,
- basivertebral vein,
- baskerville, john,
- basket case,
- basket catch
Origin of bask
Examples from the Web for bask
Five days, also, in which to bask in their own impressive achievements.
He'll talk up his Senate ambitions for awhile, bask in the political limelight, and then stick with his current shtick.Senator Geraldo Rivera? Seems Unlikely the Fox News Pundit Will Run|Howard Kurtz|February 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Even on Labor Day, while we bask in the blinding sun one last time.
None of the hoopla seemed to have fazed the Iranian president, who loves to bask in controversy during his U.S. visits.
Allow yourself to bask in the glory of scored achievements, taking a breather from attacking new goals.
He was talking on in order that he might continue to bask in the beauty of the face that looked straight at him.Geoffrey Hampstead|Thomas Stinson Jarvis
He, wishing doubtless to bask in it to the fullest extent, produced his book of tickets.A Voyage of Consolation|Sara Jeannette Duncan
And with this she left him to bask in the hero-worship which the approaching Mrs. Cole-Mortimer would lavish upon him.The Angel of Terror|Edgar Wallace
It was better to bask as a Marquis in the sunshine of the south than to be cold-shouldered as a plebeian in stately Castile.South America|W. H. Koebel
The old soldier and pioneer loved to take the children on his knees and bask in the light of the fire.A Daughter of the Middle Border|Hamlin Garland
verb (intr usually foll by in)
Word Origin for bask
late 14c., basken "to wallow (in blood)," with loss of middle syllable, from Old Norse baðask "to bathe oneself," reflexive of baða "bathe" (see bathe). Modern meaning "soak up a flood of warmth" is apparently due to Shakespeare's use of the word in reference to sunshine in "As You Like It" (1600). Related: Basked; basking.