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indulge in something

1. to take pleasure in doing something; to do something habitually. No, I don't indulge in contact sports anymore. We don't indulge in strenuous activity.
2. to choose to eat a certain food or drink something, usually alcohol. I don't usually indulge in hard spirits, but just this once. I indulge in chocolate until I can't hold any more.
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indulge someone with something

to grant someone the favor or privilege of something. Please indulge me with this one favor. He always indulged himself with dinner at a nice restaurant when he went into town.
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indulge in

To engage or take part in something, especially freely, avidly, and for one's own sake or pleasure: The college students indulged in childish pranks. Those teenagers indulge in all the latest fads.
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Special squads formed by CTP conducted raids and those found indulged in overcharging were fined in Rawalpindi city and Murree areas and the vehicles were also impounded.
He went on to say that 'government should wear bangles' and keep itself indulged in a one-sided dialogue while terrorists will continue targeting citizens on the other side.
Elizabeth Bell, prosecuting, said on November 1 a 17-year-old girl walking along a footpath at Ewloe saw him expressionless as he indulged in a sex act with one hand and held his mobile phone in the other.
She indulged in a day of pampering at the upmarket Galgorm Spa in Co Antrim.
Quests And Kingdoms is a practical, accessible education on the subject of the impractical, fanciful mind of the child, and to where such a mind may be when indulged in books of fantasy at an age so susceptible to fantastic beliefs.
Despite having an official statutory mandate to serve the acute health needs of this community in the fairest and most efficient way possible, (the Office of AIDS Programs and Policy) have indulged and continue to indulge in the very favoritism, professional back-scratching and retaliation that state lawmakers have been battling for years,'' foundation attorney Katy Robison wrote in the suit.
A site can also be designated a village green "if it is land on which for not less than 20 years a significant number of the inhabitants of any locality, or of any neighbourhood within a locality, have indulged in lawful sports and pastimes as of right.
Catching the spirit of the movie, we want to believe that you and the young cast indulged in all sorts of fantastic sexual hanky-panky.
For example, dietary and moral reformers harbored fears that those who indulged their appetites for sugary treats might subsequently develop far more dangerous appetites--for cigarettes, alcohol, or sexual pleasure.
When that happens, everybody loses their freedom, not just those who indulged themselves in its excess.
Mrs Thomson said she did not suspect her training officer husband, formerly of Lanarkshire, indulged in cross-dressing.
Skilled reading has become an elite diversion; skilled writing, an abstruse yield of pinched device; and artmaking an indulged and shabby therapy.
But the teen couple indulged in PG-rated fun and "played a bunch of games," including car-racing as well as a shooting competition, and even took a spin on Dave and Busters' indoor roller coaster, the paper said.
RAWALPINDI -- Rawalpindi Police in its crackdowns against one-wheelers have arrested eight youngsters who were found indulged in one-wheeling, rash and dangerous driving.
He said that 62 people indulged in child molestation have been arrested.