verb (snuggled; snuggling) Etymology: frequentative of 1snug Date: 1687 intransitive verb to curl up comfortably or cozily transitive verb 1. to draw close especially for comfort or in affection 2. to make snug • snuggle noun

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  • Snuggle — Snug gle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Snuggled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Snuggling}.] [Freq. of snug.] To move one way and the other so as to get a close place; to lie close for comfort; to cuddle; to nestle. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • snuggle — 1680s, frequentative form of SNUG (Cf. snug) …   Etymology dictionary

  • snuggle — [v] cuddle bundle, burrow, curl up, grasp, huddle, hug, nestle, nuzzle, snug, spoon; concepts 190,201 Ant. separate, stay away …   New thesaurus

  • snuggle — ► VERB ▪ settle into a warm, comfortable position. ORIGIN from SNUG(Cf. ↑snugness) …   English terms dictionary

  • snuggle — [snug′əl] vi. snuggled, snuggling [freq. of SNUG] to lie closely and comfortably; nestle; cuddle, as for warmth, in affection, etc. vt. to hold or draw close or in a comfortable position; cuddle; nestle …   English World dictionary

  • snuggle — UK [ˈsnʌɡ(ə)l] / US verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms snuggle : present tense I/you/we/they snuggle he/she/it snuggles present participle snuggling past tense snuggled past participle snuggled to put yourself into a warm, comfortable,… …   English dictionary

  • snuggle — v. (d; intr.) to snuggle against (the children snuggled against each other) * * * [ snʌg(ə)l] (d; intr.) to snuggle against (the children snuggled against each other) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • snuggle — snug|gle [ˈsnʌgəl] v [I always + adverb/preposition] informal [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: snug to snuggle (16 20 centuries), probably from snug (adjective)] to settle into a warm comfortable position snuggle up/down/against etc ▪ She snuggled up in …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • snuggle — [c]/ˈsnʌgəl / (say snuguhl) verb (snuggled, snuggling) –verb (i) Also, snuggle up, snuggle in. 1. to lie or press closely in, as for warmth, comfort or affection; nestle; cuddle. –verb (t) 2. to draw or press closely, as for warmth or comfort, or …   Australian English dictionary

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