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beek

[beek] /bik/ Scot. and North England
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
1.
to bask or warm in the sunshine or before a fireplace, stove, or bonfire.
2.
(of wood) to season by exposure to heat.
noun
3.
Obsolete. the act of basking or warming by a fire.
Origin of beek
1200-1250
1200-50; Middle English beken, akin to bake (perhaps < Germanic *bōkjan)
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v.

"to bask in the warmth" of something, early 13c., a northern and Scottish word of unknown origin; perhaps ultimately connected to bake (v.).

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