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Present participle for to hold or prop up, especially gently or protectively
“She would cradle his head in her arms, rocking it against her chest.”
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Present participle for to embrace or hold someone or something tightly in one's arms
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Present participle for to move (a baby or young child) up and down in a playful or affectionate way
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Present participle for to look after or take special care of
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Present participle for to wrap or cover closely
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