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indulge

US [ɪnˈdʌldʒ]
UK [ɪn'dʌldʒ]
  • v.放纵;沉迷;满足(欲望、兴趣等);听任
  • Web纵容;放任;沉溺
Simple Present:indulges  Present Participle:indulging  Past Tense:indulged  
Indulge
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v.
1.
[i][t]
沉湎,沉迷,沉溺(于…)to allow yourself to have or do sth that you like, especially sth that is considered bad for you
They went into town to indulge in some serious shopping.
他们进城去大肆购物。
I indulged myself with a long hot bath.
我尽情享受了一次长时间的热水浴。
2.
[t]
~ sth
满足(欲望、兴趣等)to satisfy a particular desire, interest, etc.
The inheritance enabled him to indulge his passion for art.
这笔遗产使他能够尽情投入他热爱的艺术。
3.
[t]
放纵;听任to be too generous in allowing sb to have or do whatever they like
She did not believe in indulging the children with presents.
她认为不能惯着孩子们要什么就给什么。
Her father had always indulged her every whim .
她的父亲总是对她有求必应。
4.
[i]
~ in sth
参加,参与(尤指违法活动)to take part in an activity, especially one that is illegal

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