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B'ASK, verb intransitive [The origin of this word is not obvious.]

To lie in warmth; to be exposed to genial heat; to be at ease and thriving under benign influences; as, to bask in the blaze of day; to bask in the sunshine of royal favor. The word includes the idea of some continuance of exposure.

B'ASK, verb transitive To warm by continued exposure to heat; to warm with genial heat.