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1 verb
love1 S1 W1

romantic attraction

[transitive not in progressive] to have a strong feeling of affection for someone, combined with sexual attraction:
I love you, Tracy.
He was the only man she had ever loved.

care about

[transitive not in progressive] to care very much about someone, especially a member of your family or a close friend:
I love my grandad so much.
I've always loved children.
In 1941, her much-loved sister was killed in an accident.
Many people feel guilty after the death of a loved one.


[transitive] to like something very much or enjoy doing something very much:
I love carrots.
Jeff loves his work.
I love the way she sings that song.
Amy had always loved New York.
love doing something
I love going out to restaurants.
love to do something
We all love to talk about ourselves.
I'd love to (do something) spoken (=used to say that you would really like to do something)
'Would you like to come swimming with us?' 'I'd love to.'
I'd have loved to have stayed till the end.
I'd love to know just why they did that.


[transitive not in progressive] to have a strong feeling of loyalty to your country, an institution etc:
Dad's always loved the navy.

I love it!

spoken used when you are amused by something, especially by someone else's mistake or bad luck:
'And then her boyfriend walked in and saw her kissing Ray.' 'I love it!'

somebody's going to love something

a) used to say that someone will enjoy something:
Listen guys, you're going to love this.
b) used to say that someone will not be pleased about something:
I'm going to love telling him we've changed our minds again.

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