Bask Bask (b[.a]sk), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Basked} (b[.a]skt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Basking}.] [OScand. ba[eth]ask to bathe one's self, or perh. bakask to bake one's self, sk being reflexive. See {Bath}, n., {Bake}, v. t.] To lie in warmth; to be exposed to genial heat. [1913 Webster]

Basks in the glare, and stems the tepid wave. --Goldsmith. [1913 Webster]

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