featherbed


featherbed
noun
a mattress stuffed with feathers
Syn: ↑feather bed
Hypernyms: ↑mattress
verb
1. treat with excessive indulgence
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grandparents often pamper the children

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Let's not mollycoddle our students!

Syn:
pamper, ↑cosset, ↑cocker, ↑baby, ↑coddle, ↑mollycoddle, ↑spoil, ↑indulge
Derivationally related forms:
indulging (for: ↑indulge), ↑indulgence (for: ↑indulge), ↑spoiler (for: ↑spoil), ↑mollycoddler (for: ↑mollycoddle), ↑mollycoddle (for: ↑mollycoddle), ↑coddler (for: ↑coddle), ↑baby (for: ↑baby), ↑pamperer (for: ↑pamper), ↑pampering (for: ↑pamper)
Hypernyms: ↑treat, ↑handle, ↑do by
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s somebody

2. hire more workers than are necessary
Hypernyms: ↑hire, ↑engage, ↑employ
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s

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Somebody ——s


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • featherbed — /fedh euhr bed /, v.t., v.i., featherbedded, featherbedding. to subject to or engage in featherbedding. [1945 50; back formation from FEATHERBEDDING] * * * …   Universalium

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