1. to expose yourself to the warmth of the sun; 2. to derive pleasure and enjoyment from something.
To bask in something is to take it in, receive its warmth, or bathe in its goodness. On the first warm day of the spring, you may bask in the sunshine. When you win the Pulitzer, you bask in your own glory.
– My wife basked in the compliments she received from her friends.
– Let’s not do anything today but sit by the pool and bask in the sun.
– Life is a storm, my young friend. You will bask in the sunlight one moment, be shattered on the rocks the next. What makes you a man is what you do when that storm comes.
– Jorge Masvidal basked in his glory for days after his devastating knock out of Ben Askren in the UFC.
wallow, revel, enjoy
1. performed hastily, with scant attention to detail; 2. not thorough
– John wanted sleeping pills, but his doctor required a cursory examination before he prescribed the drug.
– Marc could tell Steve wasn’t that interested in his holiday, as he did a cursory review of his photos album without any questions.
– The Winklevoss twins did more more than cursory research into investing in Bitcoin, they reviewed all perspectives thoroughly.
brief, haphazard, perfunctory,
comprehensive, meticulous, thorough