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lavish

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishlavishlav‧ish1 /ˈlævɪʃ/ ●○○ adjective 🔊 🔊 1 EXPENSIVElarge, impressive, or expensive 🔊 a royal palace on a lavish scale 🔊 a lavish lifestyle 🔊 The food was lavish.2 GIVEvery generouslavish with/in 🔊 We were always lavish with financial aid in times of crisis. 🔊 He was always lavish in his praise of my efforts.lavishly adverb 🔊 their lavishly illustrated cataloguelavishness noun [uncountable]
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lavishFor much of his Mastership the stipend paid by the Company actually fell below the far from lavish £10 to only £9.The path wound off into soiled twilight purples, lavish and darkly tangled, vanishing altogether after a few yards.a lavish apartmentNevertheless, the stringent regimen that was normality for many - even in a lavish burg - was staggering back towards normal.The restaurant has a lavish dessert menu.Besides his lavish entertaining, he wore expensive gabardine suits and handmade shoes.If you have to buy a customer with lavish entertainment, you might as well buy your way out of every problem.A lavish fete rings in the historic day.You can dish up lavish meals without doing anything more than popping a ready meal in the microwave.If Huffington is any model, Forbes's lavish spending itself may enhance his stature.lavish scaleAt Kaiserslauten he built a royal palace of red stone on a lavish scale.But the improver is into intellectual nourishment on a lavish scale.He had held his Christmas court at Talmont, north of La Rochelle, and distributed gifts on a lavish scale.King Edward visited several times when shooting parties and other entertaining took place on a lavish scale.Several pounds of flesh Never before in history have the poor financed the rich on such a lavish scale.lavish with/inThe developed nations have been lavish with advice.However, the sausage and mash wasn't at all bad and Tristan was lavish with his helpings.He was glib in tongue, lavish in promises, big in size and somewhat stupid.
lavishlavish2 ●○○ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 to give someone or something a lot of love, praise, money etclavish something on/upon somebody 🔊 He lavished attention on her.lavish somebody with something 🔊 Hug your children and lavish them with love.→ See Verb table
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lavishLocal officials traditionally lavish entertainment on national officials who dole out money for public works and other local projects.From then on, act as if you've never met her before, avoid the mundane and lavish her with compliments.A parish as wealthy as Holy Trinity, he believed, should not be lavishing its resources on itself.Allen apparently thinks little about lavishing some of his billions on companies that may or may not prove successful.Now your son is lavishing upon the computer the attention he would give to any new, rewarding and particularly attractive toy.lavish something on/upon somebodyMcGlinn lavished praise on the winners.
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Verb table
lavish
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theylavish
he, she, itlavishes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theylavished
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave lavished
he, she, ithas lavished
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad lavished
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill lavish
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have lavished
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam lavishing
he, she, itis lavishing
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you, we, theyare lavishing
Past
I, he, she, itwas lavishing
you, we, theywere lavishing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been lavishing
he, she, ithas been lavishing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been lavishing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be lavishing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been lavishing
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