Overprotect



[pruh-tekt] /prəˈtɛkt/

verb (used with object)
1.
to defend or guard from attack, invasion, loss, annoyance, insult, etc.; cover or shield from injury or danger.
2.
Economics. to guard (the industry or an industry of a nation) from foreign competition by imposing import duties.
3.
to provide funds for the payment of (a draft, note, etc.).
verb (used without object)
4.
to provide, or be capable of providing, :
a floor wax that protects as well as shines.
/ˌəʊvəprəˈtɛkt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to protect more than necessary, esp to shield a child excessively so as to inhibit its development
/prəˈtɛkt/
verb (transitive)
1.
to defend from trouble, harm, attack, etc
2.
(economics) to assist (domestic industries) by the imposition of protective tariffs on imports
3.
(commerce) to provide funds in advance to guarantee payment of (a note, draft, etc)
v.

mid-15c., from Latin protectus, past participle of protegere “to protect, cover in front” (see protection). International economics sense from 1789. Related: Protected; protecting.

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    [oh-ver-pruh-tek-tiv] /ˌoʊ vər prəˈtɛk tɪv/ adjective 1. unduly . adj. also over-protective, 1930, from over- + protective. Related: Overprotectively; overprotectiveness.



  • Overprotectiveness

    [oh-ver-pruh-tek-tiv] /ˌoʊ vər prəˈtɛk tɪv/ adjective 1. unduly . adj. also over-protective, 1930, from over- + protective. Related: Overprotectively; overprotectiveness.

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