Definitions

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  • verb Present participle of nanny.

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Examples

  • My only problem is that at time of writing I haven't had much chance to explore the world in the freestyle way I love; I'm still about an hour into a linear, inescapable "nannying" session with characters explaining the controls and plot.

    Will this game bring out the cowboy in us all?

  • I thought they'd spent the last few years accusing Gordon Brown and Harriet Harman of too much finger-wagging and "nannying", telling us what do when it comes to smoking, drinking, bringing up our children.

    Education news, comment and analysis | guardian.co.uk

  • On the taxes proposed she said, "Those concerned by our wish list's ` nanny state 'implications might helpfully redirect their focus to the many unseen measures intentionally adopted by the food industry to shape our behaviour … It seems that without our knowledge or consent we are subject to the pervasive' nannying 'activities of industry."

    THE MEDICAL NEWS

  • The fundamental challenge, therefore, is to intervene as soon as an unexpected accident threatens in order to safeguard the driver, without at the same time "nannying" him in his attentive, independent conduct at the wheel.

    Autoblog

  • The fundamental challenge, therefore, is to intervene as soon as an unexpected accident threatens in order to safeguard the driver, without at the same time "nannying" him in his attentive, independent conduct at the wheel.

    Autoblog

  • The fundamental challenge, therefore, is to intervene as soon as an unexpected accident threatens in order to safeguard the driver, without at the same time "nannying" him in his attentive, independent conduct at the wheel.

    Autoblog

  • I thought they'd spent the last few years accusing Gordon Brown and Harriet Harman of too much finger-wagging and "nannying", telling us what do when it comes to smoking, drinking, bringing up our children.

    Life and style | guardian.co.uk

  • The fundamental challenge, therefore, is to intervene as soon as an unexpected accident threatens in order to safeguard the driver, without at the same time "nannying" him in his attentive, independent conduct at the wheel.

    Autoblog

  • They then discover that the 'nanny state' is not interested in that kind of nannying at all and that "keeping people in their own homes" is not some philanthropic exercise but a cynical financial ploy.

    Politics news, UK and world political comment and analysis | guardian.co.uk

  • "There's so much that goes on which is under the line, using words like 'nannying' or

    Politics news, UK and world political comment and analysis | guardian.co.uk

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