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English verb: dandle

1. dandle (motion) move (a baby) up and down in one's arms or on one's knees

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)displace, move

Domain usageblend, portmanteau, portmanteau word

2. dandle (contact) pet

SamplesThe grandfather dandled the small child.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)caress, fondle

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