from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To protect too much; coddle: overprotected their children.
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- v. To protect to an excessive degree; to coddle
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. protect excessively
- v. care for like a mother
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They should protect benefits against inflation but not overprotect them.
Aggressive marketing these days has most of us, even kids, wearing shoes that in many cases overprotect the foot.
"I don't want to overprotect him, to keep asking him how he's doing."
I still worry though and tend to overprotect him, but he's a sweet kid and I think his dad & I have done a pretty good job raising him.
College educators know this, and parents who overprotect their kids frustrate them as well as the college personnel who are there to help guide them.
Idiots who overprotect their copyrights really bother me.
These writers point out how parents 'tendencies to hover and overprotect their kids are destroying children's initiative and making them feel incompetent and inadequate.
In our work at the Glendon Association, a nonprofit psychological organization that provides parent education programs, we have come to recognize that many well-meaning parents overprotect their children, see them as less competent than they really are, and overstep their boundaries because they (the parents) feel connected to them through a process Dr. Robert Firestone calls the fantasy bond.
These writers point out how parents\ 'tendencies to hover and overprotect their kids are destroying children\'s initiative and making them feel incompetent and inadequate.
Last month Alfredo Jam, an analyst at the economy ministry, told the Financial Times that the system, which "overprotect [s]" Cubans with subsidized food while limiting earnings, was causing labor shortages in some sectors of the economy.