regale (one) with (something)

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regale (one) with (something)

1. To provide a great deal of excitement, amusement, or amusement to one with something, especially a story. He's been regaling us with tales of his adventures across Europe. I regaled them with a song-and-dance routine I've been working on for the past couple of weeks.
2. To provide a huge range or amount of food and drink to one; to provide one with a feast. The bosses said they're planning on regaling us all with a huge company dinner as a way of saying thank you for all our hard work over the last few years. The Andersons always make a point of regaling the neighborhood with a massive spread of food at the end of each summer.
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regale someone with something

to present a great deal of something, such as lavish entertainment or fine food, to someone. They regaled their guests with food and music well into the night. The committee was regaled with tales of wrongdoing by the government.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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A march of nine miles took them over high rolling prairies to the north fork; their eyes being regaled with the welcome sight of herds of buffalo at a distance, some careering the plain, others grazing and reposing in the natural meadows.
I lost no time in letting fly several arrows, and at last one of the great animals fell to the ground dead, and the others retreated, leaving me free to come down from my hiding place and run back to tell my master of my success, for which I was praised and regaled with good things.
Peg Bowen paid us a call the next day and was regaled with a feast of fat things left over from the supper.
Was regaled with the "Born is the King of Highbury" song by fans.
AT a time when almost everyone seems to be suffering through lack of finance - councils, schools, hospitals and social services - we are regaled with the case of a young woman driver who threw an apple core out of her car, was spotted and issued with a fixed-penalty ticket, which she refused to pay.
FOR days we have been regaled with stories of how plucky Brits pulled out their own teeth because they couldn't get to see an NHS dentist.
We were regaled with her rise from supermarket check-out girl, through family affliction, to a top job with the charmless Sir Alan Sugar.
SO fairy tale time is here again and we are being regaled with stories of the enchanting land that awaits us if only we put the magical cross for the correct politician.
After being regaled with songs about his col ourful private life -- which our sources insist made him laugh out loud despite their bawdy nature -- Les left to go to the match, but not before he put pounds 50 behind the bar for his new friends.
In the six days the re-enactment group are on the island they will live in a period encampment where visitors will be regaled with tales of life more than a millennium ago.
I SEE that once more your column has been regaled with requests that Shirley Bassey be honoured by her home town - on this occasion, with the freedom of the city.
We have learned the importance of making every vote count but we have also been regaled with some of the less savoury aspects of the electoral process.
It's an insight to keep in mind as we are regaled with tales in the press and on television of our malcontent brothers and sisters, who call themselves "Catholics of Vision," as they circulate their petition around the country.
YOUNG Fiona (Jeni Courtney) goes to live with her grandparents on the west coast of Ireland and is soon being regaled with legends about half- woman-half-seal creatures.
WE are almost daily being regaled with reports of the progress being made by police in their investigation of an accusation of perjury against Michael Barrymore.