3 [PHRASE] Vs inflect △If you wine and dine, or if someone wines and dines you, you go out, for example to expensive restaurants, and spend a lot of money.
- Colleagues were furious at doing her work while she wined and dined...
- A lot of money went on wining and dining prospective clients.
△wine and dine someone: to treat someone to an expensive meal of the type that includes fine wines; to entertain someone lavishly.
- The lobbyists wined and dined the senators one by one in order to influence them.
- We were wined and dined every night and given the best hotel accommodations in town.
- They can afford to use the proceeds to wine, dine, or even bribe the officials who give out import licenses.