- to bask or warm in the sunshine or before a fireplace, stove, or bonfire.
- (of wood) to season by exposure to heat.
- Obsolete. the act of basking or warming by a fire.
Origin of beek
Examples from the Web for beek
Historical Examples of beek
He said it was Beek, whose home was a great way off, and that he was so old that the sea and the land were not so old as he.Robinson Crusoe
The e in closed syllables with a full sound (as English a; Sweet, ei) is spelled ee: veel, week (e from i), beek.
Went out and was taken by Beek to see the observatory instruments and wind-registers and seismographs.William Sharp (Fiona Macleod)
Elizabeth A. Sharp
Some two hundred yards behind lies a support line, a good trench leading down to the Beek.Canada in Flanders, Volume II (of 3)
Lord Max Aitken Beaverbrook
"to bask in the warmth" of something, early 13c., a northern and Scottish word of unknown origin; perhaps ultimately connected to bake (v.).