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bask

[ bask, bahsk ]
/ bæsk, bɑsk /
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verb (used without object)

to lie in or be exposed to a pleasant warmth: to bask in the sunshine.
to enjoy a pleasant situation: He basked in royal favor.

verb (used with object)

Obsolete. to expose to warmth or heat.

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Origin of bask

1350–1400; Middle English <Old Norse bathask to bathe oneself, equivalent to bath-bath1 + -ask reflexive suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for bask

bask
/ (bɑːsk) /

verb (intr usually foll by in)

to lie in or be exposed to pleasant warmth, esp that of the sun
to flourish or feel secure under some benevolent influence or favourable condition
C14: from Old Norse bathask to bathe
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