Definition of mother verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

mother

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈmʌðə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmʌðər//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they mother
BrE BrE//ˈmʌðə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmʌðər//
 
he / she / it mothers
BrE BrE//ˈmʌðəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmʌðərz//
 
past simple mothered
BrE BrE//ˈmʌðəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmʌðərd//
 
past participle mothered
BrE BrE//ˈmʌðəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmʌðərd//
 
-ing form mothering
BrE BrE//ˈmʌðərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmʌðərɪŋ//
 
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mother somebody/something to care for somebody/something because you are their mother, or as if you were their mother He was a disturbed child who needed mothering. Stop mothering me! See related entries: Love Word Origin Old English mōdor, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch moeder and German Mutter, from an Indo-European root shared by Latin mater and Greek mētēr.
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