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Definition 1: pet - [verb of contact]

Samples where dandle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the grandfather dandled the small child

(dandle is a kind of ...) touch or stroke lightly in a loving or endearing manner

"He caressed her face" "They fondled in the back seat of the taxi"

Definition 2: move (a baby) up and down in one's arms or on one's knees - [verb of motion]

(dandle is a kind of ...) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

(dandle is used in the usage domain ...) a new word formed by joining two others and combining their meanings

"`smog' is a blend of `smoke' and `fog'" "`motel' is a portmanteau word made by combining `motor' and `hotel'" "`brunch' is a well-known portmanteau"

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