snuggle

[snuhg-uhl]
verb (used without object), snuggled, snuggling.
1.
to lie or press closely, as for comfort or from affection; nestle; cuddle.
verb (used with object), snuggled, snuggling.
2.
to draw or press closely against, as for comfort or from affection.
noun
3.
the act of snuggling.

Origin:
1680–90; snug + -le

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snuggle (ˈsnʌɡəl)
 
vb
1.  (usually intr; usually foll by down, up, or together) to nestle into or draw close to (somebody or something) for warmth or from affection
 
n
2.  the act of snuggling
 
[C17: frequentative snug (vb)]

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snuggle
1687, frequentative form of snug.
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Example sentences
Then the thunder and crashing of the rain send them home to snuggle and cuddle.
Altogether, the kind of book that leads to a happy, post-shampoo snuggle.
If they quarrel or snuggle too close, it is either disastrous or pointless.
These bats climb right into the nests and snuggle up among the termites.
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