1 sit or lie back lazily in warmth and light (basking in the sun).
2 (foll. by in) derive great pleasure (from) (basking in glory).
basking shark a very large shark, Cetorhinus maximus, which often lies near the surface.
ME, app. f. ON: rel. to BATHE
adore, appreciate, bask
in, be pleased with, delight in, derive pleasure from, devour, eat up, enjoy, feast on, freak out on, get high on, gloat over, groove on, indulge, indulge in, insolate, like, love, luxuriate, luxuriate in, rejoice in, relish, revel, revel in, riot in, roll, rollick, savor, smack the lips, sun, sun-dry, sunbathe, swim in, take pleasure in, wallow in, welter
be hot, glow, flush, sweat, swelter, bask
, smoke, reek, stew, simmer, seethe, boil, burn, blister, broil, blaze, flame, smolder, parch, fume, pant, heat, recalesce, thaw, give.