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overindulge

verb [I or T] uk   /ˌəʊ.və.rɪnˈdʌldʒ/ us    /ˌoʊ.vɚ.ɪn-/
to allow yourself or someone else to have too much of something enjoyable, especially food 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   /-ˈdʌl.dʒəns/ us  
For many Americans, Thanksgiving is a time of overindulgence (= eating and drinking too much).
Translations of “overindulge”
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指在吃喝上)過分放縱,太縱情…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指在吃喝上)过分放纵,太纵情…
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