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bask in

1. To bathe oneself in sunlight. I love laying on the beach and basking in the sunlight.
2. By extension, to revel in something pleasant or enjoyable. She's still basking in the favorable reviews of her performance in the play.
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bask in reflected glory

To experience or enjoy fame only through one's association with a famous or successful person. As the sister of the superstar, for years she basked in reflected glory, until she finally got her own shot at fame.
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bathe in reflected glory

To experience or enjoy fame only through one's association with a famous or successful person. As the sister of the superstar, for years she bathed in reflected glory, until she finally got her own shot at fame.
See also: bathe, glory, reflect

bask in something

Fig. to enjoy or revel in something, such as praise, fame, etc. (Alludes to a person or animal resting in the warming rays of the sun.) Alice enjoyed basking in her newfound fame. Lily loves basking in praise.
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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

bask in

v.
1. To expose oneself to pleasant warmth: We basked in the afternoon sun at the beach.
2. To take great pleasure or pride in something; revel in something: For a long time, I basked in the success of my first book.
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Based in Lehi, Utah, HFN Inc., the parent company of Nanoheal and newly acquired Bask Technology, provides predictive device management software for technology support providers, Managed Service Providers, large OEMs, and SMB IT helpdesk providers.
The sign of covariation with [T.sub.e] is shown in brackets, except for bask duration, which is not correlated with temperature.
Later Jenifer Weaver, whose long, gorgeous legs are sheer eloquence, basks on him like an odalisque and peels off with a back walkover.
On the other side, those who are working professionals, who might find it difficult to find time to bask in the sun during the morning hours due to the strict regime to reach office or work place on time, why not think about basking in the sun during the lunch break at least for a bare minimum 15 minutes a day.
"It's a longstanding assumption that thermoregulation is the only reason that lizards bask. Our results suggest that in addition to thermoregulation, vitamin D regulation appears to have a significant impact on basking behaviour as well," said Kristopher Karsten, a biologist at Texas Christian University who led the study.
<div class="caption">Turtles bask in the sun on a hot summer day at Kiev zoo July 2, 2009.
Sun worshippers across much of the country, who have basked in temperatures in the 80s for the past five days, were begrudgingly welcoming back more average British summertime weather.
BOOK lovers basked in the sunshine at the Hay Festival as Wales enjoyed a warm start to the Bank Holiday weekend.
BASK MASTER A huge basking shark opens wide for some plankton PICTURE: YOUEN JACOB
SUN worshippers will finally be able to strip off their winter woollies and bask in some rays after weeks of grey skies and rain.
THE region basked in sunshine on the first day of the Easter weekend yesterday.
Alonzo Babers basked in the world spotlight as a two-time track and field Olympic gold medal winner.
Yesterday, District Judge Karen Hammond said Meehan basked in the attention of being a crucial witness as detectives searched for Tia.
THERE was a climate of two halves in North Wales yesterday as parts of the region saw snowfall while others basked in fine sunshine.
The thermometer topped 25C yesterday as the region basked in hot and humid temperatures.