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: to move up and down in one's arms or on one's knee in affectionate play
dandle a baby
: pamper, pet
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baby, coddle, cosset, indulge, mollycoddle, nurse, pamper, spoil, wet-nurse
abuse, ill-treat, ill-use, maltreat, manhandle, mishandle, mistreat, misuse
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1530, in the meaning defined at sense 1
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: to move (a baby) up and down in your arms or on your knee as a way of playing
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