verb (used with object), swad·dled, swad·dling.
Words nearby swaddle
Origin of swaddle
OTHER WORDS FROM swaddleun·swad·dled, adjectiveun·swad·dling, adjective
Examples from the Web for swaddle
The English approach is to swaddle any attacks with disarming self-deprecation.
The swaddle is a piece of stout cloth about a yard square, to one corner of which is attached a long narrow band.The Syrian Christ|Abraham Mitrie Rihbany
They take a live man, let us say Sergey Golovin, they swaddle him as a doll and they hang him by the neck until he is dead.The Seven who were Hanged|Leonid Andreyev
The one thing she would not buy was a sewing machine to make her own swaddle with, as Ilse economically counselled.The Pastor's Wife|Elizabeth von Arnim
Why don't you swaddle him round with good tight girths, or secure his natural tub with a strong sorb-apple-tree hoop?Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete.|Francois Rabelais
There would be sad screaming and kicking were I to swaddle mine in stone-work.Imaginary Conversations and Poems|Walter Savage Landor