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bask

 (băsk)
intr.v. basked, bask·ing, basks
1. To expose oneself to pleasant warmth.
2. To take great pleasure or satisfaction: "an opportunity to bask in the genteel applause of the faithful" (Paul A. Witteman).

[Middle English basken, to bathe oneself (in warm liquid), wallow, perhaps from Old Norse badhask, to bathe oneself : badha, to bathe (akin to Old English bæth, bath) + -sk, reflexive suffix (contraction of sik, third person sg. reflexive pronoun).]
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bask

(bɑːsk)
vb
1. to lie in or be exposed to pleasant warmth, esp that of the sun
2. to flourish or feel secure under some benevolent influence or favourable condition
[C14: from Old Norse bathask to bathe]
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bask

(bæsk, bɑsk)

v.i. basked, bask•ing.
1. to lie in or be exposed to a pleasant warmth: to bask in the sun.
2. to take great pleasure; revel.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Old Norse bathask to bathe oneself < bath1]
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Bask

 of crocodiles—Hare.
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bask


Past participle: basked
Gerund: basking

Imperative
bask
bask
Present
I bask
you bask
he/she/it basks
we bask
you bask
they bask
Preterite
I basked
you basked
he/she/it basked
we basked
you basked
they basked
Present Continuous
I am basking
you are basking
he/she/it is basking
we are basking
you are basking
they are basking
Present Perfect
I have basked
you have basked
he/she/it has basked
we have basked
you have basked
they have basked
Past Continuous
I was basking
you were basking
he/she/it was basking
we were basking
you were basking
they were basking
Past Perfect
I had basked
you had basked
he/she/it had basked
we had basked
you had basked
they had basked
Future
I will bask
you will bask
he/she/it will bask
we will bask
you will bask
they will bask
Future Perfect
I will have basked
you will have basked
he/she/it will have basked
we will have basked
you will have basked
they will have basked
Future Continuous
I will be basking
you will be basking
he/she/it will be basking
we will be basking
you will be basking
they will be basking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been basking
you have been basking
he/she/it has been basking
we have been basking
you have been basking
they have been basking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been basking
you will have been basking
he/she/it will have been basking
we will have been basking
you will have been basking
they will have been basking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been basking
you had been basking
he/she/it had been basking
we had been basking
you had been basking
they had been basking
Conditional
I would bask
you would bask
he/she/it would bask
we would bask
you would bask
they would bask
Past Conditional
I would have basked
you would have basked
he/she/it would have basked
we would have basked
you would have basked
they would have basked
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.bask - derive or receive pleasure frombask - derive or receive pleasure from; get enjoyment from; take pleasure in; "She relished her fame and basked in her glory"
feast one's eyes - look at with great enjoyment; "She feasted her eyes on the Tuscan landscape"
devour - enjoy avidly; "She devoured his novels"
2.bask - be exposedbask - be exposed; "The seals were basking in the sun"
lie - be lying, be prostrate; be in a horizontal position; "The sick man lay in bed all day"; "the books are lying on the shelf"
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bask

verb lie, relax, lounge, sprawl, loaf, lie about, swim in, sunbathe, recline, loll, laze, outspan (S. African), warm yourself, toast yourself Crocodiles bask on the small sandy beaches.
bask in enjoy, relish, delight in, savour, revel in, wallow in, rejoice in, luxuriate in, indulge yourself in, take joy in, take pleasure in or from He smiled and basked in her approval.
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bask

verb
To take extravagant pleasure:
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Translations
يَتَشَمَّس، يَسْتَدْفِئ في الشَّمْس
slunit sevyhřívat se
dase
sütkérezik
baîa sig í, orna sér
šildytis
gozētiessildīties
vyhrievať sa
güneşe uzanıp yatmakgüneşlemek

bask

[bɑːsk] VI to bask in the suntomar el sol
to bask in the heatdisfrutar del calor
to bask in sb's favourdisfrutar del favor de algn
see also reflect A2
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bask

[ˈbɑːsk] vi
to bask in the sun → se chauffer au soleil
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

bask

vi (in sun) → sich aalen (→ in in +dat); (in sb’s favour etc) → sich sonnen (→ in in +dat)
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bask

[bɑːsk] vi to bask in the suncrogiolarsi al sole
to bask in sb's favour → godere del favore di qn
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

bask

(baːsk) verb
to lie (especially in warmth or sunshine). The seals basked in the warm sun.
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References in classic literature ?
I will approach him and bask in the sunshine of his humble felicity.
True, other fish are found exceedingly brisk in those Hyperborean waters; but these, be it observed, are your cold-blooded, lungless fish, whose very bellies are refrigerators; creatures, that warm themselves under the lee of an iceberg, as a traveller in winter would bask before an inn fire; whereas, like man, the whale has lungs and warm blood.
During that memorable month I basked in the happiness of being for once in my life drifting with the tide of a great popular movement.
He lay and basked in the occasional stares of his comrades.
Now it would roll on its back, yelping with delight, now bask in the sun with a thoughtful air of importance, and now frolic about playing with a chip of wood or a straw.

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