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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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