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"cradle" in British English

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cradlenoun [C]

uk   /ˈkreɪ.dəl/  us   /ˈkreɪ.dəl/

cradleverb [T]

uk   /ˈkreɪ.dəl/  us   /ˈkreɪ.dəl/
(Definition of cradle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cradle" in American English

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cradlenoun [C]

 us   /ˈkreɪ·dəl/
  • cradle noun [C] (BED)

a small bed for a baby, esp. one with raised sides that can be pushed gently so that it moves from side to side

cradleverb [T]

 us   /ˈkreɪ·dəl/
  • cradle verb [T] (SUPPORT)

to hold someone or something gently: Joe cradled his cup of coffee and began to speak.
(Definition of cradle from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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