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cod·dle

 (kŏd′l)
tr.v. cod·dled, cod·dling, cod·dles
1. To cook in water just below the boiling point: coddle eggs.
2. To treat indulgently; baby. See Synonyms at pamper.

[Possibly alteration of caudle.]

cod′dler n.

coddle

(ˈkɒdəl)
vb (tr)
1. to treat with indulgence
2. (Cookery) to cook (something, esp eggs) in water just below the boiling point
n
(Cookery) dialect Irish stew made from ham and bacon scraps
[C16: of obscure origin; perhaps related to caudle]
ˈcoddler n

cod•dle

(ˈkɒd l)

v.t. -dled, -dling.
1. to treat tenderly or indulgently; pamper.
2. to cook (eggs, fruit, etc.) in water just below the boiling point.
[1590–1600; variant of caudle caudle]
cod′dler, n.

coddle


Past participle: coddled
Gerund: coddling

Imperative
coddle
coddle
Present
I coddle
you coddle
he/she/it coddles
we coddle
you coddle
they coddle
Preterite
I coddled
you coddled
he/she/it coddled
we coddled
you coddled
they coddled
Present Continuous
I am coddling
you are coddling
he/she/it is coddling
we are coddling
you are coddling
they are coddling
Present Perfect
I have coddled
you have coddled
he/she/it has coddled
we have coddled
you have coddled
they have coddled
Past Continuous
I was coddling
you were coddling
he/she/it was coddling
we were coddling
you were coddling
they were coddling
Past Perfect
I had coddled
you had coddled
he/she/it had coddled
we had coddled
you had coddled
they had coddled
Future
I will coddle
you will coddle
he/she/it will coddle
we will coddle
you will coddle
they will coddle
Future Perfect
I will have coddled
you will have coddled
he/she/it will have coddled
we will have coddled
you will have coddled
they will have coddled
Future Continuous
I will be coddling
you will be coddling
he/she/it will be coddling
we will be coddling
you will be coddling
they will be coddling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been coddling
you have been coddling
he/she/it has been coddling
we have been coddling
you have been coddling
they have been coddling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been coddling
you will have been coddling
he/she/it will have been coddling
we will have been coddling
you will have been coddling
they will have been coddling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been coddling
you had been coddling
he/she/it had been coddling
we had been coddling
you had been coddling
they had been coddling
Conditional
I would coddle
you would coddle
he/she/it would coddle
we would coddle
you would coddle
they would coddle
Past Conditional
I would have coddled
you would have coddled
he/she/it would have coddled
we would have coddled
you would have coddled
they would have coddled

coddle

To simmer food in water just below boiling point.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.coddle - treat with excessive indulgencecoddle - treat with excessive indulgence; "grandparents often pamper the children"; "Let's not mollycoddle our students!"
do by, treat, handle - interact in a certain way; "Do right by her"; "Treat him with caution, please"; "Handle the press reporters gently"
2.coddle - cook in nearly boiling water; "coddle eggs"
cookery, cooking, preparation - the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat; "cooking can be a great art"; "people are needed who have experience in cookery"; "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"
cook - transform and make suitable for consumption by heating; "These potatoes have to cook for 20 minutes"

coddle

verb pamper, spoil, indulge, cosset, baby, nurse, pet, wet-nurse (informal), mollycoddle She coddled her youngest son dreadfully.

coddle

verb
To treat with indulgence and often overtender care:
Translations
يُدَلِّل، يَرْعى
rozmazlovat
forkælepylre om
hlúa aî; dekra viî
lepinti
lutināt
üstüne titremek

coddle

[ˈkɒdl] VT
1. (also mollycoddle) → consentir, mimar
2. (Culin) coddled eggs huevos cocidos a fuego lento

coddle

[ˈkɒdəl] vt (= overprotect) [+ child] → couver

coddle

vt
child, invalidumhegen, verhätscheln
(Cook) eggsim Backofen pochieren

coddle

[ˈkɒdl] vt (Culin) (esp eggs) → cuocere a fuoco lento (also mollycoddle) → coccolare

coddle

(ˈkodl) verb
to treat with great care like an invalid; to pamper. She tended to coddle her youngest child.

coddle

vt mimar, consentir
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