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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