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Meaning of bottle-feed

bot•tle-feed

Pronunciation: (bot'l fēd"), [key]
— -fed, -feed•ing.
  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 to make door-to-door calls.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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