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English definition of “overprotective”


adjective     /ˌəʊ.və.prəˈtek.tɪv/ US  /ˌoʊ.vɚ-/
wishing to protect someone, especially a child, too much: The children of overprotective parents are sometimes rather neurotic.Defending and protectingBacking, supporting and defendingPreserving and saving
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