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cossetverb [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.
(Definition of cosset from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “cosset”
in Spanish mimar…
in Vietnamese nâng niu…
in Malaysian memanjakan…
in Thai ดูแลมากเกินไป…
in French dorloter…
in German verhätscheln…
in Chinese (Simplified) 宠爱,疼爱, 溺爱…
in Indonesian memanjakan…
in Chinese (Traditional) 寵愛,疼愛, 溺愛…
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