- 1Have too much of something enjoyable, especially food or drink: it is easy to overindulge in these kinds of foodMore example sentences
drink/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/eat/go to excess, gorge (oneself), surfeit, guzzle, feast• informal binge, go on a binge, stuff one's face, stuff oneself, pack it away, put it away, paint the town red, push the boat out, go overboard, live it up, make a pig of oneself, pig oneselfNorth American • informal scarf out• archaic tope
- 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.
- 1.1 [with object] Gratify the wishes of (someone) to an excessive extent: his mother had overindulged himMore example sentences
- 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.