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 basking
Not coincidentally, his weekly is basking in the spotlight—and racking up huge sales—while performing this “service.”
But the separatists continue to think they are basking in the glory of their accomplishment.
Lewis was enormously pleased with himself, basking in the attention from the New York media.Banks Really Are Different Five Years After the Financial Crisis|Daniel Gross|September 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Taken all together, Election Day has progressives “basking in the glow,” as Ellison puts it.
Occasionally, Axwell raises his hands high in the air like an electro conductor, basking in his power over the crowd.Axwell Presents Cosmic Opera at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom|Marlow Stern|February 25, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The buffaloes generally keep to the pools and muddy places, where they lie wallowing or basking in the warm mud for hours.The Jungle Book|Rudyard Kipling
In the blistering heat the desert lay sun-drenched, basking, silent.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
I've been basking in the Duchess's smiles and wearing my new frocks.
She looked down at Lady Kitty, who was basking in front of the fire, and her cold eyes grew maternal.The Quiver, 1/1900|Anonymous
They lay in thousands on the low rocks that lined that entire side of the island, basking in the sun of the antarctic seas.The Sea Lions|James Fenimore Cooper
verb (intr usually foll by in)
Word Origin for bask
1742, present participle adjective from bask (v.). Basking shark is recorded from 1769.
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.