fon•dlePronunciation: (fon'dl), [key]
—v., -dled, -dling.
to handle or touch lovingly, affectionately, or tenderly; caress: to fondle a precious object; to fondle a child.
to treat with fond indulgence.
to show fondness, as by manner, words, or caresses.
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