Definitions

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of baby.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The ten-year-old who likes to be coddled by his mother in private would be acutely embarrassed to be "babied" in the presence of other people.

    Human Traits and their Social Significance

  • And though the women declared that they had "babied" him beyond belief, and the girls said he was as much an old maid as any one of them, their kindness had not spoiled him for he was as generous and unselfish as they were.

    In Orchard Glen

  • She watched him and tended him and "babied" him as if he was a spoiled child, pretending to laugh at herself for doing it and at him for permitting it.

    Keziah Coffin

  • Mrs. Cheyne simply cried and cried every step of the way and said most extraordinary things to Mrs. Troop, who "babied" her till Dan, who had not been "babied" since he was six, whistled aloud.

    Captains Courageous

  • Ned and Tad objected to being "babied" as they called it, and when the Professor was not looking, they quickly rolled the feet warmers out at the foot of their beds.

    The Pony Rider Boys in Montana Or, the Mystery of the Old Custer Trail

  • He believed that more boys had been spoiled by being "babied" than ever had been injured in the slightest degree by hardship -- if military duty, as it was performed at Tunbrook, could be called hardship.

    In School and Out or, The Conquest of Richard Grant.

  • A police report said Parsons would often take Leland to the garage to beat him because the other children "babied" him.

    Las Vegas Sun Stories: All Sun Headlines

  • The problem was that the Nationals "babied" him way too much in the minor league, wasting over two months of lost points or value for the All - Star Game.

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  • New York Post stirs up some classic Post controversy with this bit of reporting about Mets player told The Post there is a prevailing feeling in the clubhouse that the shortstop is being "babied" because the organization fears a potential public relations hit should the shortstop reinjure his hamstring.

    Amazin' Avenue

  • I do not really agree with some of what McD has done but feel like he did inherit a very underdiscilpined and previously "babied" Shanahan team.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

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