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

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To snuggled
Collins
World English Dictionary
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)]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Etymonline
Word Origin & History

snuggle
1687, frequentative form of snug.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Example sentences
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.
Synonyms
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature