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Definition of coddle verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they coddle
    he / she / it coddles
    past simple coddled
    -ing form coddling
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  1. 1coddle somebody (often disapproving) to treat someone with too much care and attention She coddles him like a child. compare mollycoddle
  2. 2coddle something to cook eggs in water slightly below boiling point
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: coddle