English version

mollycoddle

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmollycoddlemol‧ly‧cod‧dle /ˈmɒliˌkɒdl $ ˈmɑːliˌkɑːdl/ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 KINDto treat someone too kindly and to protect them too much from anything unpleasant 🔊 He had been mollycoddled as a young boy.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
mollycoddleI have never mollycoddled any of my artists.I realised I'd been mollycoddled at school.They must be presented, minded and mollycoddled if necessary so that they concentrate totally on their own performance.You see, big sisters sometimes mollycoddle little brothers.Stop mollycoddling those kids - they need to think for themselves.
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Verb table
mollycoddle
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theymollycoddle
he, she, itmollycoddles
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theymollycoddled
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave mollycoddled
he, she, ithas mollycoddled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad mollycoddled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill mollycoddle
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have mollycoddled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam mollycoddling
he, she, itis mollycoddling
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you, we, theyare mollycoddling
Past
I, he, she, itwas mollycoddling
you, we, theywere mollycoddling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been mollycoddling
he, she, ithas been mollycoddling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been mollycoddling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be mollycoddling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been mollycoddling
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