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[snuhg-uh l] /ˈsnʌg əl/
verb (used without object), snuggled, snuggling.
to lie or press closely, as for comfort or from affection; nestle; cuddle.
verb (used with object), snuggled, snuggling.
to draw or press closely against, as for comfort or from affection.
the act of snuggling.
1680-90; snug + -le Unabridged
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Examples from the web 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


(usually intransitive; usually foll by down, up, or together) to nestle into or draw close to (somebody or something) for warmth or from affection
the act of snuggling
Word Origin
C17: frequentative snug (vb)
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Word Origin and History for snuggled



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

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