cradle noun [C] (BED)


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cradle noun [C] (PHONE)

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cradle noun [C] (EQUIPMENT)


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  • holdCan you hold this for a moment?
  • claspHe reached out to clasp her hand.
  • gripThe baby gripped my finger with her tiny hand.
  • clutchSilent and pale, she clutched her mother’s hand.
  • clingOne little girl was clinging onto a cuddly toy.
  • hang onThe child was hanging on to her mother’s skirt.

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(Definition of cradle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Examples of cradle


There were some things in the house, such as a cradle.

Thermoplastic cradles must tie up to patient bony pelvis anatomy, yet lateral tattoos are tied in with alignment marks drawn on the cradles.

A third mechanism is proposed to account for the lengthening in words like cradle and raven.

The anterior portion of these bones represents the lateral wall of a cradle-like chamber.

This is the horse sleeping in a cradle, their bed.

The cradle, reliably peaceful, is the focal point of the play’s final tableau, which depicts the family group.

Based on clinical experience, this author notes that anteriorly encasing thermoplastic cradles pose additional technical problems.

Radiation from radioactive sources in nature hits us twenty-fours hours a day from cradle to grave.

Following this logic, then it seems that the lessening of cradling contact might contribute to excessive crying.

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Rickards crouched forward, his huge hand cradling the whisky glass.

Forty-four patients were positioned in the cradle and thirty without.

The universe does not sustain or cradle life – life is not at home here.

Two additional frontal ridges are clearly recognizable on the lateral surface of the frontal cradle.

The frontal cradle walls end dorsally forming a prominent process.

The nurse used to put the child in a cradle under the creature’s feet.

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Translations of cradle

in Chinese (Traditional)

床, 搖床, 搖籃…

in Chinese (Simplified)

床, 摇床, 摇篮…

in Spanish

cuna (mecedora), cuna, rodamiento (minas)…

in Portuguese

berço (de balanço)…

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beşik, telefonda ahizenin konulduğu/asıldığı yer, cep telefonu tutamağı/kızağı…

berceau, ber, bercer dans ses bras…

kolébka, kolébková podpěra, (po)chovat…

buaian, ayunan, mengayun…

เปลเด็ก, โครงยึดลำเรือเวลาต่อเรือหรือซ่อม, อุ้มอย่างระมัดระวัง…

cái nôi, giàn đỡ tàu, bế…

buaian, rangka, mendukung…

die Wiege, das Hängegerüst, wiegen…

vogge, beddingvogn, slippvogn…

culla, invasatura, cullare…

колыбель, рычаг (телефона), подставка для мобильного телефона…

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