If I wish to say I enjoy doing something, can I say alternatively that I bask myself in doing that thing? Is such usage of "bask in" legitimate?

  • I think bask in connotes a specific kind of 'enjoy'. Also note that it's an intransitive verb. See macmillandictionary.com/dictionary/american/bask. – Damkerng T. Jul 30 '14 at 1:12
  • Ah, so simply saying that I bask in doing something suffices? Thank you very much. – Megadeth Jul 30 '14 at 1:13
  • You got the phrase down, but you can't just use it for general enjoyment of an activity. See my answer. – Aaron Brown Jul 31 '14 at 17:18

No, you can't use "bask in" to say you enjoy doing something. "Bask in" has two specific uses:

  • To bask in the sun and its warmth and light, and
  • To bask in fame, glory, or the attention of another person.

"Bask" can't be used in other contexts. For example, you can't say "I bask in basketball." You can, however, say "I'm still basking in the glory from our state basketball championship."

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