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bathe in

1. Literally, to wash a person or thing in something. In this usage, a noun is used between "bathe" and "in." I have such fond memories of bathing my newborn daughter in our kitchen sink. If you burned your fingers, bathe them in cold water.
2. To cover with a substance, typically an intangible one (such as light). When we turned on our Christmas lights, our house was bathed in bright colors. I love laying on the beach and bathing in the sunlight.
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bathe in reflected glory

To gain fame only through one's association with a famous or successful person. It's tough bathing in the reflected glory of my sister, the world-renowned singer, when I want to have my own singing career.
See also: bathe, glory, reflect

bask in reflected glory

To gain fame only through one's association with a famous or successful person. It's tough basking in the reflected glory of my sister, the world-renowned singer, when I want to have my own singing career.
See also: bask, glory, reflect

bathe someone or something in something

 
1. Lit. to cleanse someone or something in something; to coat someone or something all over with some liquid. (In a container of liquid or the liquid itself.) She bathed the baby in warm water. Liz bathed her injured hand in cold water. She bathed herself in the warm spring water and took a long nap under a tree.
2. Fig. to blanket or spread over someone or something, as with light, vapor, color, etc. The candles bathed her in a soft glow. The red of the sunset bathed the trees in an eerie light.
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bathe/bask in reflected ˈglory

get attention and fame not because of something you have done but through the success of somebody else connected to you: She wasn’t happy to bathe in the reflected glory of her daughter’s success, as she wanted to succeed on her own.
See also: bask, bathe, glory, reflect
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Some of the finest bathing waters can be found in Denmark and Germany, too.
The annual bathing water quality report from the European Environment Agency (EEA) tracks the water quality at 22 000 bathing sites across the EU, Switzerland and, for the first time, Albania.
Directive 2006/7/EC on bathing water quality came into force in 2008 and must be implemented by member states by 2014.
Each CNA chose one resident with a history of bath refusal and aggressive behaviors with whom to try an individualized bathing approach.
Once the type of bathing and means of transfer have been decided upon, the caregiver(s) assigned to that resident should be made aware of his or her special needs and interact accordingly.
Heat speeds up the chemical processes in the body, making steam and sauna bathing one of the simplest and most comfortable ways to rid the body of accumulated toxins.
Double-height glazing allows a view to the large court to right, while to left, set within an existing building, are changing rooms for the main bathing pools.
Comfort Bath Baby is a bathing system for infants up to 25 pounds while the Junior version is for patients weighing 25-75 pounds.
Traditional bathing products are out of step with today's demanding lifestyles.
Many patients with dementia cannot take baths by themselves and need bathing care.
Thermae Bath Spa is the only spa in the UK to offer bathing in naturally warm spring waters and all the health and relaxation benefits that brings.
1 % of bathing waters in the European Union meet the minimum water quality standards set by the Bathing Water Directive, according to a report of the European Environment Agency (EEA) and the European Commission in the latest annual Bathing Water Report.
Around the heart of the World Heritage Site and using Britain's only hot springs, the Romans built an impressive temple and bathing complex with much remaining to this day.
12: Classic English Spiced Tuberose & Orchid bathing milk 175ml, pounds 20, Potter & Moore (www.
Professor Ron Eccles from Cardiff's Common Cold Institute says that bathing can help reduce tension, making us stronger.