bottle-feed
bottlefeed ottlefeed, bottle-feed ottle-feedv. t. 1. to feed with a bottle; -- of infants or baby animals. [WordNet 1.5]

2. to train, manage or instruct (a person) with great attention to detail. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • bottle-feed — bottle feeds, bottle feeding, bottle fed VERB If you bottle feed a baby, you give it milk or a liquid like milk in a bottle rather than the baby sucking milk from its mother s breasts. [V n] New fathers love bottle feeding their babies. [V ed] …   English dictionary

  • bottle-feed — past tense and past participle bottle fed v [T] to feed a baby or young animal with milk from a bottle rather than from their mother s breast >bottle feeding n [U] >bottle fed adj …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bottle-feed — bottle ,feed verb transitive to feed a baby with milk from a bottle instead of BREASTFEEDING it …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bottle-feed — v.tr. (past and past part. fed) feed (a baby) with milk by means of a bottle. * * * ˈbottle feed [bottle feed bottle feeds bottle fed bottle feeding] verb transiti …   Useful english dictionary

  • bottle-feed — UK / US verb [transitive] Word forms bottle feed : present tense I/you/we/they bottle feed he/she/it bottle feeds present participle bottle feeding past tense bottle fed past participle bottle fed to feed a baby with milk from a bottle rather… …   English dictionary

  • bottle-feed — /bot l feed /, v., bottle fed, bottle feeding. v.t. 1. to nurse or feed (an infant or young animal) with milk or other nourishment from a nursing bottle. 2. to nurture or teach with exaggerated care: We had to bottle feed the new salesman on how… …   Universalium

  • bottle-feed — verb Bottle feed is used with these nouns as the object: ↑baby …   Collocations dictionary

  • bottle-feed — [c]/ˈbɒtl fid/ (say botl feed) verb (bottle fed, bottle feeding) –verb (t) 1. to feed (a baby or young animal) with prepared milk from a bottle (opposed to breastfeed). –verb (i) 2. to feed a baby in this manner. 3. (of a baby) to feed from the… …   Australian English dictionary

  • bottle-feed — verb past tense and past participle bottle fed (T) to feed a baby or young animal with milk from a bottle rather than from their mother s breast bottle feeding noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • bottle-feed — bot·tle feed bät əl .fēd vt, fed; feed·ing to feed (an infant) from a bottle rather than by breast feeding …   Medical dictionary

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