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Definition of sunbathe verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

sunbathe

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈsʌnbeɪð//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsʌnbeɪð//
 
[intransitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they sunbathe
BrE BrE//ˈsʌnbeɪð//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsʌnbeɪð//
 
he / she / it sunbathes
BrE BrE//ˈsʌnbeɪðz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsʌnbeɪðz//
 
past simple sunbathed
BrE BrE//ˈsʌnbeɪðd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsʌnbeɪðd//
 
past participle sunbathed
BrE BrE//ˈsʌnbeɪðd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsʌnbeɪðd//
 
-ing form sunbathing
BrE BrE//ˈsʌnbeɪðɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsʌnbeɪðɪŋ//
 
The sun and the moon, Types of holiday/vacation
 
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to sit or lie in the sun, especially in order to go brown (get a suntan ) We spent the day sunbathing and swimming. Which Word?bath / bathe / swim / sunbathe When you wash yourself you can say that you bath (British English) or bathe (North American English), but it is much more common to say have a bath (British English) or take a bath (North American English). You can also bath (British English) or bathe (North American English) another person, for example a baby. You bathe a part of your body, especially to clean a wound. When you go swimming it is old-fashioned to say that you bathe, and you cannot say that you bath or take a bath. It is more common to use swim, go for a swim, have a swim or go swimming:Let’s go for a quick swim in the pool. She goes swimming every morning before breakfast. What you wear for this activity is usually called a swimsuit or swimming trunks. When you lie in the sun in order to go brown you sunbathe. See related entries: The sun and the moon, Types of holiday/vacation
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