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basked

[ bask, bahsk ]SEE DEFINITION OF basked
  • verblie in sunlight
  • verblie in glory

Synonyms for basked

  • laze
  • loll
  • lounge
  • relax
  • sunbathe
  • sun
  • swim in
  • toast oneself
  • warm oneself
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Antonyms for basked

  • cover
  • hide
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BASKED

Bill completely filled a chair, where he basked in the evening sunlight.

The loss of that favor in which, as in a sunshine, he basked, is a bereavement too great to be borne.

There was not a clime he had not basked in; not an engagement he had not witnessed.

Meanwhile he basked in the sun of notoriety, and played his rôle of the man of principle.

For years they could hardly be said to live like mortals: they basked in bliss.

Herds of black buffalo, submerged up to the nose, basked in the water.

It was a great success for Madame and she basked in it; she had even a compliment for Roger.

She only basked in the warmth of his feeling, which was as a grateful blaze to one who is cold.

Just now her thoughts were far away as she basked in the warmth of the stove.

Connected with his choice Corps, it had basked in the sunshine of his favor.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., basken "to wallow (in blood)," with loss of middle syllable, from Old Norse baðask "to bathe oneself," reflexive of baða "bathe" (see bathe). Modern meaning "soak up a flood of warmth" is apparently due to Shakespeare's use of the word in reference to sunshine in "As You Like It" (1600). Related: Basked; basking.