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English definition of “mother”

mother

verb [T]     /ˈmʌð.ər/ US  // often disapproving
to treat a person with great kindness and love and to try to protect them from anything dangerous or difficult : Stop mothering her - she's 40 years old and can take care of herself.Defending and protectingBacking, supporting and defendingPreserving and savingTreating someone well
(Definition of mother verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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