ˈcradle-snatch ; (BrE) (NAmE ˈcradle-rob) verb intransitive
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  • cradle — [krād′ l] n. [ME cradel < OE cradol < * kradula, little basket; akin to OHG kratto, basket < IE base * ger , to twist, turn > CRANK1, CRAMP1, CREEK] 1. a baby s small bed, usually on rockers 2. the earliest period of one s life;… …   English World dictionary

  • cradle-snatch — ˈcradle snatch ; (BrE) (NAmE ˈcradle rob) verb intransitive …   Useful english dictionary

  • rob the cradle — phrasal : to select as a companion or spouse a person much younger than oneself * * * rob the cradle american informal phrase to have a girlfriend or boyfriend who is much younger than you are Thesaurus: general words relating to dating and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cradle — cra|dle1 [ˈkreıdl] n [: Old English; Origin: cradol] 1.) a small bed for a baby, especially one that moves gently from side to side →↑cot ▪ She rocked the cradle to quieten the child. 2.) the cradle of sth formal the place where something… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cradle — 1 noun (C) 1 BED a small bed for a baby, especially one that you can move gently from side to side: She rocked the cradle to quieten the child. 2 the cradle of the place where something important began: Athens is often regarded as the cradle of… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • cradle-snatcher — craˈdle snatcher noun (usu derogatory) Someone who chooses as a lover or marriage partner someone much younger than himself or herself (also baby snatcher) • • • Main Entry: ↑cradle * * * cradle snatcher UK [ˈkreɪd(ə)l ˌsnætʃə(r)] US [ˈkreɪd(ə)l… …   Useful english dictionary

  • rob */*/ — UK [rɒb] / US [rɑb] verb [transitive] Word forms rob : present tense I/you/we/they rob he/she/it robs present participle robbing past tense robbed past participle robbed 1) to take money or property illegally from a person or place, often using… …   English dictionary

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  • rob the cradle — {v. phr.}, {informal} To have dates with or marry a person much younger than yourself. * /When the old woman married a young man, everyone said she was robbing the cradle./ [cradle robber] {n.} * /The judge died when he was seventy. He was a real …   Dictionary of American idioms

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