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baby

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1 a recently born person
  • The baby is just learning to sit up, so be careful.
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2 a successful result brought about by hard work
  • a small film that was a labor of love and the baby that the director was proudest of
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a feather in one's cap

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3 a person who makes frequent complaints usually about little things
  • Don't be such a baby—you'll get your turn.
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baby

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to treat with great or excessive care
  • He babied his car, faithfully washing it every week.
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indulge, pamper, humor, spoil, baby, mollycoddle mean to show undue favor to a person's desires and feelings. indulge implies excessive compliance and weakness in gratifying another's or one's own desires.
    • indulged myself with food at the slightest excuse
pamper implies inordinate gratification of desire for luxury and comfort with consequent enervating effect.
    • pampered by the amenities of modern living
humor stresses a yielding to a person's moods or whims.
    • humored him by letting him tell the story
spoil stresses the injurious effects on character by indulging or pampering.
    • foolish parents spoil their children
baby suggests excessive care, attention, or solicitude.
    • babying students by grading too easily
mollycoddle suggests an excessive degree of care and attention to another's health or welfare.
    • refused to mollycoddle her malingering son


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