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
It is obvious that the bird is not stuck, but merely snuggling in the roll.
It don't think it lends itself well to snuggling or spooning.
Nothing changed big government, big labor, big industry all snuggling together.
She lays her eggs within the structure before snuggling inside herself.
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