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Phrasal Verbs

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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