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I'd like to know some subtleties in meanings of this phrase
dictionary.com says that
1 to lie in or be exposed to a pleasant warmth: to bask in the sunshine.
2 to enjoy a pleasant situation: He basked in royal favor.
I have come across this combination.
The dogs likes to bask in the grass and roll in it.
1) Does it mean that it gets some pleasant warmth out of the grass?
2) Is it always something pleasant? Is it possible to use it but without enjoying something?
There are quite a few sources on the net: a tongue twister, on the http://uk.answers.yahoo.com and some others
1) They just take laps around the swimming pool for exercise or just bask in the grass and roll in it.
2) Bask in the grass with your beer until the fall rolls in, then head indoors and and park by the fireplpace to peruse the extensive wine list.
3) This lightweight chair folds up flat for easy storage and can bask in the grass next to mom and dad or next to the Shade Pool for a quick getaway
I agree with bhaisahab that those are incorrect usages. You could lie in the grass, basking in the sunshine, but I certainly wouldn't use "bask in the grass".
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Last edited by BobK; 26-Sep-2012 at 12:33. Reason: PS added