bask definition

  • verb-intransitive:
    • to reveal yourself to pleasant heat.
    • To take great pleasure or satisfaction: "an opportunity to bask in the genteel applause of the faithful” ( Paul A. Witteman).
    • To rest in warmth; become exposed to genial heat.
  • verb:
    • To just take great pleasure or satisfaction; to feel warmth or delight. (This verb is generally accompanied by "in").
    • derive or receive pleasure from; get enjoyment from; take delight in
    • be revealed
  • verb-transitive:
    • To heat by continued contact with temperature; to warm up with genial temperature.
  • others:
    • To bathe, particularly in heated water (and hence in blood, etc.).
    • To lie in or perhaps exposed to a pleasant heat; luxuriate in genial heat or rays of something: as, to bask in sunshine.
    • Figuratively, become at ease and thriving under harmless or gratifying influences: since, to bask into the benefit of a king or of your respective lady-love.
    • To expose to genial heat; suffuse with acceptable heat.
    • Bitter.
    • just like bash.
  • noun:
    • Emitted heat; a genial radiation or suffusion.

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