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snuggle

[snuhg-uh l] /ˈsnʌg əl/
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
1680-1690
1680-90; snug + -le
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Examples from the web for snuggle
  • 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.
  • Explore on cruiser bikes, then snuggle under duvets made of recycled plastic.
  • During stormy and cold weather the squirrels will snuggle down, secure in their nests.
  • In the nursing home, he'll slip into rooms so he can snuggle with his head on residents' laps.
  • They rouse each other for meals, spend hours wallowing in the pond together, and snuggle up side by side each night.
  • He is polite and calm around everyone he meets and loves to snuggle.
  • Other than snuggle in your room, the only thing to do is sit and admire the city view from the rooftop sundeck.
British Dictionary definitions for snuggle

snuggle

/ˈsnʌɡəl/
verb
1.
(usually intransitive; usually foll by down, up, or together) to nestle into or draw close to (somebody or something) for warmth or from affection
noun
2.
the act of snuggling
Word Origin
C17: frequentative snug (vb)
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Word Origin and History for snuggle
v.

1680s, frequentative form of snug. Related: Snuggled; snuggling. As a noun from 1901.

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