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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 for snuggled
  • Elastic armband gets a little ripe, snuggled up next to your armpit and all.
  • Most of the chickens were inside their coop, snuggled up.
  • Imagine yourself after a long day of skiing, snuggled up next to the fireplace and unwinding for the evening.
  • snuggled in a heavily wooded area a short distance north.
  • snuggled in her nightgown, she often sidles up to her home-office computer to surf the shopping sites.
  • Turtles are usually snuggled into the mud at the bottom of the pond for the winter.
  • If you can, read with him in your lap or snuggled next to you so that he feels close and safe.
  • Hold him snuggled in your arms or lying face up on your lap with his head on your knees.
  • The readers were snuggled and curled up in bed while heartwarming holiday stories danced in their heads.
  • They spend much time snuggled in under their parents' wings staying warm.
British Dictionary definitions for snuggled

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 snuggled
snuggle
1687, frequentative form of snug.
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