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verb enjoy pronunciation in British English /ɪnˈdʒɔɪ/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleenjoying
past tenseenjoyed
past participleenjoyed
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  1. 1
    [transitive] to get pleasure from something

    Do you enjoy cooking or do you just see it as a chore?

    enjoy doing something:

    I don’t enjoy going on holiday as much as I used to.

    1. a.
      [intransitive] [always in imperative] spoken used for saying that you hope someone enjoys something that they are about to do
  2. 2
    [transitive] formal to have something as a benefit or advantage


used to describe something which is done more carefully and over a longer period of time …

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