Definition of lavish verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

lavish

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verb
BrE BrE//ˈlævɪʃ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlævɪʃ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they lavish
BrE BrE//ˈlævɪʃ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlævɪʃ//
 
he / she / it lavishes
BrE BrE//ˈlævɪʃɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlævɪʃɪz//
 
past simple lavished
BrE BrE//ˈlævɪʃt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlævɪʃt//
 
past participle lavished
BrE BrE//ˈlævɪʃt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlævɪʃt//
 
-ing form lavishing
BrE BrE//ˈlævɪʃɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlævɪʃɪŋ//
 
 
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Word Origin late Middle English (as a noun denoting profusion): from Old French lavasse ‘deluge of rain’, from laver ‘to wash’, from Latin lavare. Phrasal Verbslavish something on somebody
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: lavish

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