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Phrasal Verbs

delight in

This page is about the phrasal verb delight in

Meaning

If you delight in doing something, you get a great deal of pleasure from doing it.

Synonym

enjoy

For example

  • delight in (doing) sth When he was a kid, Louis delighted in nothing more than racing go-carts, and now he's a Formula 1 racing-car driver.

  • delight in (doing) sth Cats can be very cruel. They delight in playing around with injured mice or birds before killing them.

Quick Quiz

People who delight in listening to music are called

a. musicians

b. musicologists

c. music lovers

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