give\ oneself\ up\ to

give\ oneself\ up\ to
v. phr.
Not to hold yourself back from; let yourself enjoy.

Uncle Willie gave himself up to a life of wandering.

John came inside from the cold and gave himself up to the pleasure of being in a warm room.

Compare: enjoy oneself, let oneself go at let go(6).

Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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