dandle

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

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As she tends the baby, Matt, 35, dandles their three-year-old on his knee.
When Orual's Greek tutor Fox first sees the baby Psyche, he thinks she is so beautiful that "Helen herself, new-hatched, must have looked so" (21); and later, as he dandles her on his knee, he sings that she is "prettier than Andromeda, prettier than Helen herself, prettier than Aphrodite herself" (23).
3) Ndjole, left, watches as her mother, Alberta, dandles a 2-day-old gorilla abandoned by its mother at the San Diego Wild Animal Park.