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  1. coddle

    • IPA[ˈkɒd(ə)l]

    英式

    • v.
      treat (someone) in an indulgent or overprotective way;cook (an egg) in water below boiling point
    • verb: coddle, 3rd person present: coddles, gerund or present participle: coddling, past tense: coddled, past participle: coddled

    • 釋義

    動詞

    • 1. treat (someone) in an indulgent or overprotective way I was coddled and cosseted
    • 2. cook (an egg) in water below boiling point you may have your eggs scrambled, poached, coddled, or boiled
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    • IPA[ˈkädl]

    美式

    • v.
      treat in an indulgent or overprotective way: I was coddled and cosseted

    Oxford American Dictionary