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Definition of mother verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

mother

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈmʌðər//
 
mother somebody/somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they mother
 
he / she / it mothers
 
past simple mothered
 
-ing form mothering
 
 
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to care for someone or something because you are their mother, or as if you were their mother He was a disturbed child who needed to be mothered. Stop mothering me!
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: mother