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overindulgeverb [I or T]

uk   /ˌəʊ.və.rɪnˈdʌldʒ/  us   /ˌoʊ.vɚ.ɪn-/
to ​allow yourself or someone ​else to have too much of something ​enjoyable, ​especiallyfood or ​drink: I ​wish I hadn't overindulged so much (= had so much to ​eat and ​drink) last ​night. It's not good for ​children to be overindulged (= always given what they ​want).
overindulgence
noun [U] uk   us   /-ˈdʌl.dʒəns/
For many Americans, Thanksgiving is a ​time of overindulgence (= ​eating and ​drinking too much).
(Definition of overindulge from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “overindulge”
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指在吃喝上)过分放纵,太纵情…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指在吃喝上)過分放縱,太縱情…
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