Definition of sunbathe in English:


Pronunciation /ˈsənˌbāT͟H/ /ˈsənˌbeɪð/

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intransitive verb

[no object]
  • Sit or lie in the sun, especially to tan the skin.

    ‘I didn't do much apart from swim, sunbathe, and sleep’
    • ‘The couple were staying at a secluded villa on a private island in the Seychelles which only admits paying guests and were snapped swimming and sunbathing.’
    • ‘They were swimming and sunbathing on a private island.’
    • ‘Or should we take the local bus and go into town, hit the beach for sunbathing, swimming, snorkelling or windsurfing?’
    • ‘It's perfect for my sort of holiday - swimming, sunbathing, reading, relaxing, eating and drinking.’
    • ‘When applied properly, the creams can last for days, even providing cover after sunbathing or swimming.’
    • ‘The rest of the day they devoted to gossiping, swimming, sunbathing and preparing to parade.’
    • ‘Charlotte has been too busy working to get to the beach, and of late the weather's been too chilly to sunbathe or swim in the outdoor pool at her apartment complex.’
    • ‘We trek to the hotel, reminding ourselves that once we drop off our bags, we can go to the beach, sunbathe, swim, and relax.’
    • ‘During the day, the island is strictly reserved for those who prefer to swim and sunbathe in the nude.’
    • ‘If you go there in summer, Seaside Bathing Beach is a good place to swim, sunbathe or just have a rest.’
    • ‘Soviet tourists once flocked to Moynaq to swim in the Aral Sea's waters, famed for healing skin diseases, and to sunbathe on pristine beaches.’
    • ‘During the day we went swimming and sunbathing to recoup our strength.’
    • ‘We still had a few hours to kill before we were to meet our local guide to take us up Yasur volcano, so we acted like tourists and swam and sunbathed at the local beach.’
    • ‘At the moment, Quentin was lounging on deck, watching passengers sunbathe and swim.’
    • ‘While they do not mind if they stay on the coast, they would like to be close enough to a beach, so they can sunbathe and swim regularly.’
    • ‘So they play pool, swim and sunbathe and have a game of golf on their day off.’
    • ‘According to the NOP survey, twelve million Britons have gone swimming naked while a further six million have sunbathed nude on holiday abroad, where attitudes are more relaxed.’
    • ‘Expert climbers, they spend much of the daylight hours sleeping and sunbathing in trees.’
    • ‘Celts with a fair ‘type 1’ skin should never sunbathe while those with a ‘type 4’ skin get nothing but a glorious tan.’
    • ‘The beach is vast, uncrowded, with ample space for sunbathing, water sports and safe bathing with just enough gentle surf to ward off monotony.’
    sun oneself, bask, bake, get a tan, tan oneself, brown oneself
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