Bake vs Bask - What's the difference?

bake | bask |


As a noun bake

is nautical traffic sign or buoy.

As a verb bask is

to bathe in warmth; to be exposed to pleasant heat.

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bake

English

Verb

(bak)
  • (transitive, or, intransitive) To cook (something) in an oven.
  • I baked a delicious cherry pie.
    She's been baking all day to prepare for the dinner.
  • To dry by heat.
  • To prepare food by baking it.
  • To be baked to heating or drying.
  • The clay baked in the sun.
  • (figuratively) To be hot.
  • It is baking in the greenhouse.
    I'm baking after that workout in the gym.
  • (slang) To smoke marijuana.
  • To harden by cold.
  • * Shakespeare:
  • The earth is baked with frost.
  • * Spenser:
  • They bake their sides upon the cold, hard stone.

    Usage notes

    In the dialects of northern England, the simple past book'' and past participle ''baken are sometimes encountered.

    Synonyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * baked * bake-off * baking * in a bake * half-baked

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (UK, NZ) Any of various baked dishes resembling casserole.
  • * 2009 , Rosalind Peters, Kate Pankhurst, Clive Boursnell, Midnight Feast Magic: Sleepover Fun and Food
  • If you happen to have small, heat-proof glass or ceramic pots in your kitchen (known as ramekins) then you can make this very easy pasta bake in fun-size, individual portions.
  • The act of cooking food by baking.
  • Anagrams

    * English ergative verbs ----

    bask

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To bathe in warmth; to be exposed to pleasant heat.
  • to bask in the sun
  • * Goldsmith
  • basks in the glare, and stems the tepid wave.
  • (figurative) To take great pleasure or satisfaction; to feel warmth or happiness. (This verb is usually followed by "in").
  • I basked in her love.
    to bask in someone's favour
  • * {{quote-news, year=2012, date=November 7, author=Matt Bai, title=Winning a Second Term, Obama Will Confront Familiar Headwinds, work=New York Times citation
  • , passage=As President Obama turns his attention once again to filling out a cabinet and writing an Inaugural Address, this much is clear: he should not expect to bask in a surge of national unity, or to witness a crowd of millions overrun the Mall just to say they were there.}}
  • * {{quote-news, year=2011
  • , date=April 10 , author=Alistair Magowan , title=Aston Villa 1 - 0 Newcastle , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=On this evidence they will certainly face tougher tests, as a depleted Newcastle side seemed to bask in the relative security of being ninth in the table}}