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indulge in (something)

1. To do something for one's own pleasure or enjoyment. We try to be responsible with our money, but we do indulge in a fancy night out every once and a while.
2. To eat or drink something in particular, often something that is not especially healthy. Oh, I'm definitely indulging in a big piece of cake on my birthday!
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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Addressing a ceremony in Nankana on Sunday, he said those indulging in illegal acts of staging sit-ins would have to face severe police action, including baton-charge and beatings.
'Those indulging in commotion are rendering no service to democracy.
He said that blocking the democratic is not a service to democracy and those indulging in ruckus are rendering no service to democracy.
He stressed the need for refraining from indulging in false propaganda against the country as 'we cannot win the war unless media and masses support us'.
We have given priority to public service, instead of indulging in the politics of lies and baseless allegations, and all our steps have targeted public welfare and prosperity of the masses.The sit-in party only did the politics of lies and baseless allegations instead of solving the problems of the people and bringing prosperity in their province.
There is no doubt that Qadri had proven capability of polluting political environment by indulging in politics of threats, protests and sit-ins that shook the national scene during the last few years.
The MOS said that it was unbecoming of Imran Khan to talk about respect for the state institutions and before indulging in such rhetoric he should present himself in the court to end his status as a proclaimed offender.
LAHORE -- Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that people will reject those elements impeding the country's development by indulging in negative politics.
He said that those indulging in negative politics do not want progress and prosperity of Pakistan.
Bilawal saiid that helping the displaced people was the biggest challenge for the nation and everyone should step up to help them out instead of indulging in non-serious politics.
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Meanwhile, the Criminal Court on Wednesday heard the case of the 10 accused charged with indulging in criminal acts in the wilayat of Sohar during the recent protests.
Nasser also lost points by indulging in fingerpointing--calling the problem a tire issue, not a vehicle one--when customers who buy the whole car saw it differently.
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After indulging in a four-minute shower, feeding the orphaned cat her ex-neighbors left behind, fixing her lunch and donning hastily-grabbed clothes, she dashes out the door to catch the subway to her job as a first-grade teacher for the City of New York.