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relish

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishrelishrel‧ish1 /ˈrelɪʃ/ ●○○ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 ENJOY/LIKE DOING somethingto enjoy an experience or the thought of something that is going to happenrelish the prospect/thought/idea 🔊 I don’t relish the thought of you walking home alone.relish the chance/opportunity 🔊 He relishes the chance to play Hamlet.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
relishCultivation: Very indifferent to conditions, though it will relish a planting medium consisting of nutritious detritus.Rioch lifted Middlesbrough's fortunes after the liquidation crisis of 1986 and could relish another rebuilding job at Darlington.The interviewer seemed to relish asking her personal questions.We sit down to our morning bowl of coffee relishing everything we can see, touch, taste, or smell.Ella relished her short freedom during the summer.Ida clearly relishes proving other people wrong.Gwynn considers himself a self- motivator, but clearly he relishes proving others wrong.Setting up your own business is never easy, but Frank relished the challenge.This is the sort of position that most media moguls would relish the chance to exploit.I stayed with an Israeli family, and relished the chance to soak up their culture at ground-level.I really didn't relish the idea of being alone for two weeks.Nader is relishing the leverage and the limelight.She clearly relished the prospect of breaking the news to them.These groups relish their own obscurity, because it allows them to do things in a covert manner, like cockroaches.I never particularly relished torture, but I resigned myself to it when I arrived in Algiers..relish the prospect/thought/ideaAlthough most soldiers accepted combat, few relished the thought.I did not relish the prospect.Instead of being uneasy or anxious or angry, I suddenly relished the thought of calculated confrontation.Western governments do not relish the prospect of Iliescu returning to power.He did not relish the thought of joining the opposition one bit.Those large and lumpish hands could produce exquisitely fine work when required, and she relished the thoughts of others.It is only natural that the player relishes the idea of playing for them.Do you relish the prospect of the open road?
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relishrelish2 noun 🔊 🔊 1 [uncountable]ENJOY/LIKE DOING something great enjoyment of somethingwith relish 🔊 I ate with great relish, enjoying every bite.2 [countable, uncountable]DFF a thick spicy sauce made from fruits or vegetables, and usually eaten with meat 🔊 a hot dog with mustard and relish
Examples from the Corpus
relishHe argued with tremendous vigour, and when he demolished his victims it was with evident relish.To make relish, combine all ingredients and mix thoroughly.Top the chicken with tomato mango relish.Place a dollop of relish on plates and top with quail.sweet pickle relishDenis could hear the tone of sarcastic relish in his voice.As the magazine with heavy sarcasm reported: Lady Betty adopted her new career with relish.with relishGeneral Peckham chuckled with relish.
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Verb table
relish
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyrelish
he, she, itrelishes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyrelished
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave relished
he, she, ithas relished
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad relished
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill relish
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have relished
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam relishing
he, she, itis relishing
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you, we, theyare relishing
Past
I, he, she, itwas relishing
you, we, theywere relishing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been relishing
he, she, ithas been relishing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been relishing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be relishing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been relishing
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