beek

[ beek ]
/ bik /
Scot. and North England

verb (used with or without object)

to bask or warm in the sunshine or before a fireplace, stove, or bonfire.
(of wood) to season by exposure to heat.

noun

Obsolete. the act of basking or warming by a fire.

Origin of beek

1200–50; Middle English beken, akin to bake (perhaps < Germanic *bōkjan)
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