Definition of 'cradle'
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Keep your arms straight and cradle your head with your arms to avoid neck strain. The Sun (2010)We can cook and rock a cradle and answer a phone. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Who can untangle this fretful cat 's cradle? Times, Sunday Times (2009)For good measure, they did the same to his girlfriend as she cradled his head. The Sun (2008)After the robbers fled, she cradled his head as he lay on the floor. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The swell was slow and easy, and it felt like being rocked in a cradle. A Roomful of Birds - Scottish short stories 1990 (1990)Greece's plight is being pitched as a battle for democracy in the cradle of civilisation. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The boat was like a big cradle, rocking you to sleep. Times, Sunday Times (2009)I cradled her head in the crook of my elbow and rocked her slowly. Times, Sunday Times (2009)England have given themselves a week to work out the cat 's cradle of a puzzle that awaits at the end of this season. Times, Sunday Times (2007)A ring of canes and a cat 's cradle of string does the job. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He discovers instead a cat 's cradle of family intrigue, and quite possibly a crime. The Times Literary Supplement (2008)This is the cradle of civilisation, with a history stretching back 8,000 years. Times, Sunday Times (2013)There are further parallels to be drawn within this illusory cat 's cradle of fiction, memoir and biography. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Instead, he sat down on the edge of the bed, unconsciously cradling his right hand in the left. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This little beauty, cradled so gently in my arms, was howling directly into the microphone clipped to my lapel. Christianity Today (2000)
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Translations for 'cradle'
British English: cradle /ˈkreɪdl/ NOUN
A cradle is a baby's bed with high sides.
- American English: cradle
- Arabic: مَهْد
- Brazilian Portuguese: berço de balançar
- Chinese: 摇篮
- Croatian: zipka
- Czech: kolébka
- Danish: vugge
- Dutch: wieg
- European Spanish: cuna
- Finnish: kehto
- French: berceau
- German: Wiege
- Greek: κούνια μωρού
- Italian: culla
- Japanese: 揺りかご
- Korean: 요람 아기
- Norwegian: vugge
- Polish: kołyska
- European Portuguese: berço
- Romanian: pătuț
- Russian: колыбель
- Spanish: cuna
- Swedish: vagga
- Thai: เปลเด็ก
- Turkish: beşik
- Ukrainian: колиска
- Vietnamese: nôi
British English: cradle VERB
If you cradle someone or something in your arms or hands, you hold them carefully and gently.
I cradled her in my arms.
Definition of cradle from the Collins English Dictionary
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