- n. 摇篮；发源地；发祥地；支船架
- vt. 抚育；把...搁在支架上；把...放在摇篮内
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来自PIE*sker, 弯，转，编织，词源同ring, crib.
- cradle (n.)
- "baby's bed," c. 1200, cradel, from Old English cradol "little bed, cot," from Proto-Germanic *kradulaz "basket" (cognates: Old High German kratto, krezzo "basket," German Krätze "basket carried on the back"). From late 14c. as "device for holding or hoisting." Cat's cradle is so called from 1768. Cradle-snatching "amorous pursuit of younger person" is from 1906.
"It's like cradle-snatching to want to marry a girl of sixteen, and you ought to be ashamed of yourself, for you can't be much more than twenty one yourself." ["Edith Van Dyne" (L. Frank Baum), "Aunt Jane's Nieces Abroad," 1906]
- cradle (v.)
- c. 1500, from cradle (n.). Related: Cradled; cradling.
- 1. Mali is the cradle of some of Africa's richest civilizations.
- 2. I dropped the receiver back in the cradle.
- 3. He fixed the towing cradle round the hull.
- 4. She rocked the baby to sleep in its cradle.
- 5. a cradle swathed in draperies and blue ribbon
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