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overprotect

o·ver·pro·tect

overprotect

 
pronunciation:
o vr pr tekt
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Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: overprotected, overprotecting, overprotects
definition: to guard or protect too much.
My father overprotected me when I was a child.
synonyms:
baby, coddle, cosset, mollycoddle, pamper
similar words:
dote, indulge, overindulge, smother, spoil
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derivations: overprotective (adj.), overprotection (n.)