Definition of overindulge in English:


Pronunciation /ˌōvərənˈdəlj/ /ˌoʊvərənˈdəldʒ/

intransitive verb

[no object]
  • 1Have too much of something enjoyable, especially food or drink.

    ‘it is easy to overindulge in these kinds of foods’
    • ‘We binge on the wrong foods, overindulge in caffeine and are exposed to environmental toxins.’
    • ‘So get plenty of rest, don't overindulge in food or alcohol, and don't overschedule.’
    • ‘Something about the holidays makes many of us overindulge in all the wrong foods, and the worst part is that you usually regret what you've eaten once you see the number on the scale.’
    • ‘If you eat too much of any food, you can wind up with an upset stomach, particularly if you overindulge in fatty or spicy foods.’
    • ‘Those New Year resolutions, from the beginning of the year, swearing that we won't overindulge in alcohol or all those tempting goodies seem to dissolve away as many of us still succumb.’
    • ‘In intimate surroundings of dark wood and starched white linens it is difficult to resist the temptation to overindulge in the luxurious treats on offer.’
    • ‘Given their love of luxe, Leos tend to overindulge in delectably unnecessary high-fat and sugary goodies.’
    • ‘As a side bonus, the more you have to cook it yourself, the less you'll be tempted to overindulge in goodies.’
    • ‘A word of advice: do not be tempted to overindulge in the breads on offer.’
    • ‘In the past, gout was often known as ‘the disease of kings’ because it was associated with wealthy men who overindulged in rich food and drink.’
    • ‘In essence, temperance means the exercise of self-control that, in general, would lead one to avoid and resist the temptation to overindulge in hedonistic behaviours.’
    • ‘As family and friends deck the tables with platters of rich foods and sinful treats, it's almost inevitable that you'll overindulge in some favorite dish or delicacy.’
    • ‘Satisfy any sugar cravings with fruit, rather than chocolates and biscuits, and try not to overindulge in cream, butter, crisps, nuts, fried and sauce-drenched foods.’
    • ‘They micromanage and overindulge in the notes they've gobbled up at coaching clinics.’
    • ‘However, the film does not overindulge in political posturing or preach, and is frequently punctuated by humour.’
    • ‘Because peanuts are packed with energy it's best not to overindulge in peanut butter unless you're trying to put on weight.’
    • ‘When I'm in the mood to gorge, drink or otherwise overindulge, the last thing I want/need is permission to do so.’
    • ‘The stereotypical victim was a lazy, obese middle-aged man who habitually overindulged in rich foods and alcohol.’
    • ‘In one example, a student who preferred to drink alcohol during class overindulged, and made inappropriate posts to the class chat.’
    • ‘In both cases, you probably become famished and are more likely to make poor food choices and overindulge, says Walls.’
    drink too much, eat too much, overeat, drink like a fish, overdrink, be greedy, be immoderate, be intemperate, overindulge oneself, overdo it, not know when to stop, drink to excess, eat to excess, go to excess, gorge, gorge oneself, surfeit, guzzle, feast
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    1. 1.1with object Gratify the wishes of (someone) to an excessive extent.
      ‘his mother had overindulged him’
      • ‘Although parents are advised to treat their child as normally as possible, many parents overprotect and overindulge their child.’
      • ‘He smokes too much and overindulges the child in sweets.’
      • ‘He overindulged his children, yet when we showed signs of inheriting this trait he was indignant.’
      • ‘Just as it's easy to overindulge your child, it's easy to neglect him or her as you become mired in your own legal and emotional work.’
      • ‘Kids' parties are the rage these days, with parents ready to overindulge their young ones, especially during birthdays and special occasions.’
      • ‘That is, all you have to do is overindulge the animals to make them perfectly happy, and it means you can slap together an exhibit with very little thought or effort.’
      spoil, give in to, indulge, humour, pander to, cosset, pamper, mollycoddle, baby, spoon-feed, feather-bed
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/ˌōvərənˈdəlj/ /ˌoʊvərənˈdəldʒ/