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English verb: coddle

1. coddle (social) treat with excessive indulgence

SamplesGrandparents often pamper the children.
Let's not mollycoddle our students!.

Synonymsbaby, cocker, cosset, featherbed, indulge, mollycoddle, pamper, spoil

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)do by, handle, treat

2. coddle (change) cook in nearly boiling water

SamplesCoddle eggs.

ExamplesThe chef wants to coddle the eggs

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)cook

Domain categorycookery, cooking, preparation

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