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cradle

US [ˈkreɪd(ə)l]
UK ['kreɪd(ə)l]
  • n.摇篮;发源地;发祥地;策源地
  • v.轻轻抱着
  • Web托架;深崎暮人;支架
Plural Form:cradles  Present Participle:cradling  Past Tense:cradled  
cradle
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n.
1.
摇篮a small bed for a baby which can be pushed gently from side to side
She rocked the baby to sleep in its cradle.
她摇动摇篮哄婴儿入睡。
2.
[ususing]
~ of sth
策源地;发源地;发祥地the place where sth important began
Greece, the cradle of Western civilization
希腊,西方文明的摇篮
3.
(高楼外供清洁窗户等用的)吊架,托架,吊篮a small platform that can be moved up and down the outside of a high building, used by people cleaning windows, etc.
4.
(电话机的)听筒架,叉托支架the part of a telephone on which the receiver rests
IDM
from the cradle to the grave
一生;一世;从生到死a way of referring to the whole of a person's life, from birth until death
v.
1.
~ sb/sth
轻轻抱着to hold sb/sth gently in your arms or hands
The old man cradled the tiny baby in his arms.
老汉把幼小的婴儿轻轻抱在怀里。

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