in love


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in love (with someone or something)

Completely enamored of someone or something. Tom is clearly in love with Christina—he just won't stop gushing about her! I used to be wary of horses, but after a few lessons, I'm totally in love with horseback riding.
See also: love, someone

in love (with someone or something)

feeling love for someone or something; experiencing a strong affectionate emotion for someone or something. Mary was in love with her new car! It was perfect for her. John is deeply in love with Mary.
See also: love

in love

1. Deeply or passionately enamored: a young couple in love.
2. Highly or immoderately fond: in love with Japanese painting; in love with the sound of her own voice.
See also: love
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I was 6 years old when I first saw and fell in love with the Beatles on 'The Ed Sullivan Show.
A British prime minister (Hugh Grant) falls in love at first sight with an attractive assistant (Martine McCutcheon).
We first see her as a young woman in love with the dashing Robert Dudley, the Earl of Leicester (Joseph Fiennes, Ralph's less-brooding brother).
I grew up with all that '70s music, and I'm in love with the variety.