Definition of coddle
- coddled the eggs for the Caesar salad
- accused the court of coddling criminals
- colleges that coddle their athletes
The judges were accused of coddling criminals.
a hearty, traditional breakfast that included coddled eggs
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to lessen the seriousness or strength of
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