['kreɪdl] 1. сущ.
1) колыбель, люлька

He rocked the cradle with his foot. (Ch. Dickens, Old Curiosity Shop, 1840) — Он качнул ногой колыбель. (пер. Н. А. Волжиной)

The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world. — посл. Рука, качающая колыбель, правит миром.

2) начало, истоки, младенчество, колыбель

from the cradle to the grave — от колыбели до могилы, от рождения до смерти, всю жизнь

Wessex is the cradle of the royal house. — Уэссекс - колыбель королевского дома.

- cradle Catholic
3) тех. опора, рама
4) воен. люлька орудия
5) горн. лоток, сито для промывки золотоносного песка
6) мор. спусковые салазки, стапель
7) брит.; стр.; амер. scaffold люлька (для работы на высоте)
8) рычаг телефона

He dropped the receiver into its cradle. — Он положил трубку.

9) мед. шина
- cat's cradle 2. гл.
1) укачивать (в люльке, на руках); баюкать; класть в колыбель

The old man cradled the baby in his arms. — Старик качал ребёнка на руках.

2) бережно держать; прижимать к груди

He was sitting at the big table cradling a large bowl of coffee. — Он сидел за широким столом, сжимая в руках большую чашку кофе.

3) воспитывать с самого раннего детства

The house that cradled Prince Metternich. — Дом, в котором рос князь Меттерних.

4) горн. мыть золото
5) вешать трубку (телефона)

"I wouldn't have believed it," Ken said, and cradled the phone. (R. Stark, Blackbird, 1969) — "Я бы в это не поверил", - сказал Кен и положил трубку.

6) присоединять к раме; обрамлять, вставлять в раму, рамку

He cradled the picture. — Он вставил картину в раму.

Англо-русский современный словарь. 2014.

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  • cradle — [[t]kre͟ɪd(ə)l[/t]] cradles, cradling, cradled 1) N COUNT A cradle is a baby s bed with high sides. Cradles often have curved bases so that they rock from side to side. Syn: crib 2) N COUNT The cradle is the part of a telephone on which the… …   English dictionary

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