indulge in

This page is about the phrasal verb indulge in.

Meaning: to do something that gives you pleasure, even though there could be some negative consequences

For example:

  • indulge in sth Fred doesn't often indulge in alcohol, though when he does he sometimes indulges in a little too much.

  • indulge in sth I can see from the size of his stomach that the chef indulges in many of his own creations.

Nouns often used as objects with indulge in: alcohol, wine, drugs, desserts, cakes, chocolates, sex

Quick Quiz:

If you indulge in things like ice-cream and chocolate cake, you might find yourself

a. losing weight

b. gaining weight

c. shifting weight

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