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cocoon

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Insects
cocoonco‧coon1 /kəˈkuːn/ noun [countable]  1 HBIa silk cover that young moths and other insects make to protect themselves while they are growing2 PROTECTsomething that wraps around you completely, especially to protect youcocoon of The baby peered out of its cocoon of blankets.3 a place or situation in which you feel comfortable and safe, and are protected from anything unpleasantcocoon of She was surrounded by the cocoon of a loving family.
Examples from the Corpus
cocoonI dangled for three days and three nights in a cocoon of ropes from the rafters in the attic.But it was clear to all that the then Massachusetts governor would have fit snugly into the capital cocoon.The silken cocoons of these two other moths are tough roundish structures built inside leaves rolled together.Some species attach the cocoons to stones underwater and others carry the cocoons with them until the young hatch.These children live outside the cocoon of the middle class.the cocoon of our hotel roomTheir many tiny cocoons now completely filled the moth cocoon.He had rolled through childhood in a warm cocoon of love provided by endless cousins, uncles, aunts and servants.Annie felt her hand enclosed in a warm cocoon of talcum powder and smooth baby skin.cocoon ofShe is wrapped in a cocoon of blue silk.
cocooncocoon2 verb [transitive]  PROTECTto protect or surround someone or something completely, especially so that they feel safebe cocooned in something She was cocooned in a reassuring network of friends and relatives. Usually she lay for ages cocooned in her warm bed. Grammar Cocoon is usually passive.cocooned adjective a rich cocooned existence→ See Verb table
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cocoonPheiffer warns that we should not cocoon our daughters, even if it were possible.be cocooned in somethingWhat a relief to be cocooned in warmth - and what a danger.
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Verb table
cocoon
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theycocoon
he, she, itcocoons
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theycocooned
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave cocooned
he, she, ithas cocooned
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad cocooned
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill cocoon
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have cocooned
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam cocooning
he, she, itis cocooning
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you, we, theyare cocooning
Past
I, he, she, itwas cocooning
you, we, theywere cocooning
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been cocooning
he, she, ithas been cocooning
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been cocooning
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be cocooning
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been cocooning
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