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coddle

verb [T] (PROTECT)    /ˈkɒd.l̩/ US  /ˈkɑː.dl̩/
to protect someone or something too much: The steel industry is coddled by trade protection and massive subsidies.Defending and protectingBacking, supporting and defendingPreserving and savingTreating someone well
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