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bask (verb) to enjoy (especially the warmth of the sun).

When you bask in the sun, you enjoy its warmth especially on a rather cold day. Sun bathers, that is, those after having a bathe in the sea relax with the minimum of clothing in the warm sun on the beach, bask in the sun. Children fondled by their parents bask in their affection. If it is someone's praise that you enjoy, you bask in their praise.

  • Frequent basking in the sun has turned her white complexion to tan, but that hasn't lessened her glamour and charm.
  • Susan had spent the whole of her youth basking in parental affection, but once she got married, things turned different. Her husband wasn't as loving as she had hoped he would be.
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