Noun(1) silky envelope spun by the larvae of many insects to protect pupas and by spiders to protect eggs
Verb(1) retreat as if into a cocoon, as from an unfriendly environment(2) wrap in or as if in a cocoon, as for protection
(1) I saw a spider's web and an insect larva beginning to spin a cocoon .(2) I'm going to go out and buy delicious things to cook for dinner, maybe a DVD, and cocoon .(3) My first glimpse of a snow buttercup flowering beneath a thin pane of ice was not unlike my first experience of watching a monarch butterfly emerge from its cocoon .(4) Often, the morning after they hooked up with their friend, the couple would cocoon .(5) His increasingly esoteric songs suggest that the musical cocoon he's been spinning around himself for a decade deflects his sight inward again and again.(6) Then they spin into a cocoon and either emerge as a second generation the same year or hibernate and emerge the next summer.(7) He snapped it shut, closing me in a cocoon of darkness.(8) They are like a pupa waiting in its cocoon for rebirth, ultimately becoming a butterfly.(9) a cocoon of bedclothes(10) As for the keyboard, it has a brilliant innovation: An auto-sensing backlight that's perfect for that dank cocoon you call your office.(11) I wanted my children to have security and a cocoon of love.(12) Having moved out of the family and college cocoon , many are balancing careers, living expenses and the beginning of their adult lives.(13) a warm cocoon of love(14) The mist hung in a sort of cocoon about them, blotting out the rest of the forest.(15) This is once again an animal fibre, but is produced by the larvae of the silk worm moth, as it spins its cocoon .(16) But almost no mainline Protestant congregations exist in a denominationally insulated cocoon anymore.
1. wrap ::
2. swathe ::
3. swaddle ::
4. muffle ::
5. cloak ::
6. enfold ::
7. envelop ::
8. cover ::
9. fold ::
cocoon, cocooned, cocooning, cocoons
Word Example from TV Shows
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He'll spin a COCOON
and emerge two months later...
The Big Bang Theory Season 2, Episode 6
wrapped in a COCOON
of my own neck-sweat,
The Big Bang Theory Season 5, Episode 18
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