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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.
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.
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.