- v move (a baby) up and down in one's arms or on one's knees
- v pet
the grandfather dandled the small child
- Queen Min used to dandle him on her royal knee.
- I don't go out to the hospitals and dandle those kids on my knee.
- His three children, now famed players Ethel, Lionel and John, would crawl on adolescent Ralph Modjeski's knees, and he would dandle them up and down.