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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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Long-term care residents who are bathed with assistance and patients in acute care agencies who bathe themselves may be at risk for scalding and burning from temperatures in shower rooms (Fathers, 2004).
Bathe (bath time with brains) and Bathe Home (decor and a heck of a lot more) deliver stylish products with the triple virtues of cleanliness, natural goodness and great looks for the self and the home.
Bathe could not recall praying in more than a year, but recited one Our Father after another as Warren died in his arms.
As Bathe bent over Warren, "I felt my heart break open in prayer.
Bathe descended the mountain to tell Warren's wife and three children that Warren's last words were words of love for them.
Like Jesus choosing 12 to be apostles, Bathe selected a dozen houses and hermitages of Benedictines, Carmelites, Franciscans and Trappists.
Last year Bathe took final vows as a Carmelite brother.
Bathe finds the academic environment hard at times and feels that everything is being scrutinized.
Bathe resident at the time he/she was used to bathing at home.
A resident might refuse to have someone of the opposite sex bathe him/her.
One resident may require 20 minutes to bathe and get dressed for breakfast, while another will need 45 minutes to do all this with assistance.
We offer a quick-fill reservoir device allowing a facility to bathe one resident while filling up the bath water for the next.
Recommendations include either redesigning the bathing rooms so each tub and shower is in an enclosed, visually and acoustically private room, or developing bathing schedules that eliminate the need to bathe more than one resident at a time.
The ratio of beds per bathing unit is often inappropriate, when you consider the efficiency of new bathing systems and availability of staff to bathe more than several residents at the same time.