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Definition of cradle verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

cradle

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈkreɪdl//
 
cradle somebody/somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they cradle
 
he / she / it cradles
 
past simple cradled
 
-ing form cradling
 
 
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to hold someone or something gently in your arms or hands The old man cradled the tiny baby in his arms.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: cradle