HyperDic: dandle

English > 2 senses of the word dandle:
VERBmotiondandlemove (a baby) up and down in one's arms or on one's knees
contactdandlepet
English > dandle: 2 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningMove (a baby) up and down in one's arms or on one's knees.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Broadermove, displaceCause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
Usage ofblend, portmanteau word, portmanteauA new word formed by joining two others and combining their meanings
English > dandle: 2 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaningpet.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Example"the grandfather dandled the small child"
Broadercaress, fondletouch or stroke lightly in a loving or endearing manner
Spanishmimar

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