['kʌd(ə)l] or ['kʌdl]
(noun.) a close and affectionate (and often prolonged) embrace.
(verb.) move or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position; 'We cuddled against each other to keep warm'; 'The children snuggled into their sleeping bags'.
(verb.) hold (a person or thing) close, as for affection, comfort, or warmth; 'I cuddled the baby'.
Typed by Jeanette--From WordNet
(v. i.) To lie close or snug; to crouch; to nestle.
(v. t.) To embrace closely; to fondle.
(n.) A close embrace.
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Synonyms and Synonymous
v. n. Snuggle, nestle, squat, lie close, lie snug.
v. a. Hug, embrace.
Typed by Jack
v.t. to hug: to embrace: to fondle.—v.i. to lie close and snug together.—n. a close embrace.
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- They nurse and cuddle their presentiments, and make darlings of their ugliest thoughts, as they do of their deformed children. William Makepeace Thackeray. Vanity Fair.
- Cuddle your cats and get over your headache, Bethy. Louisa May Alcott. Little Women.
- You go to live in a big city and have your English there to cuddle you. Ernest Hemingway. A Farewell To Arms.
- With low moans, she sat cuddling the body to her; nor did Kerchak attempt to molest her. Edgar Rice Burroughs. Tarzan of the Apes.
- She came in looking as if bears were after her, said Beth, as she cuddled her sister's feet with a motherly air. Louisa May Alcott. Little Women.
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