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cosset

verb [T] uk   /ˈkɒs.ɪt/  us   /ˈkɑː.sɪt/ (-t- or UK also -tt-)
to give a lot of attention to making someone comfortable and to protecting them from anything unpleasant: Children sometimes need to be cosseted.disapproving The country has been cosseted (= too protected) by the government for so long that people have forgotten how to take responsibility for themselves.
Translations of “cosset”
in Vietnamese nâng niu…
in Spanish mimar…
in Thai ดูแลมากเกินไป…
in Malaysian memanjakan…
in French dorloter…
in German verhätscheln…
in Chinese (Traditional) 寵愛,疼愛, 溺愛…
in Indonesian memanjakan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 宠爱,疼爱, 溺爱…
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