Definition of coddle:
go bad, mess up, baffle, bungle, bollocks up, bumble, boil down, corrupt, bollix up, favor, fumble, featherbed, bollocks, foil, bobble, mishandle, bodge, muff, bake, baby, rape, poach, fluff, itch, vitiate, cross, pamper, indulge, wait on someone hand and foot, botch, charbroil, brown, treat well, simmer, baste, cocker, flub, do well by someone, despoil, cosset, pander, overindulgence, barbecue, overindulge, plunder, botch up, cook, impair, blow, mollycoddle, mar, luxuriate, nurse, foul up, parboil, gratify, scotch, burn, muck up, roll out the red carpet for someone, ball up, louse up, deflower, braise, fuss over, thwart, cater, violate, stew, bilk, spoil, broil, flatter, boil, frustrate, dandle, steam, wet-nurse, screw up, embrace, pet, bollix.
- "The Awakening and Selected Short Stories", Kate Chopin.
- "Advice to a Mother on the Management of her Children", Pye Henry Chavasse.
- "The Secret Passage", Fergus Hume.