overhelp

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

over- +‎ help

Verb[edit]

overhelp (third-person singular simple present overhelps, present participle overhelping, simple past and past participle overhelped)

  1. To supply with too much help.
    • 2008, Rich Weinfeld, ‎Michelle Davis, Special Needs Advocacy Resource Book
      Modify homework and independent projects to the child's instructional or independent level, so that parents are not forced to overhelp the child.
    • 2012, Mark R. Leary, ‎June Price Tangney, Handbook of Self and Identity (page 561)
      Gilbert and Silvera (1996) found that overhelping can be used to spoil another person's identity by causing onlookers to attribute the other's success to the help.