Definition of cuddle verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

cuddle

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈkʌdl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkʌdl//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they cuddle
BrE BrE//ˈkʌdl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkʌdl//
 
he / she / it cuddles
BrE BrE//ˈkʌdlz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkʌdlz//
 
past simple cuddled
BrE BrE//ˈkʌdld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkʌdld//
 
past participle cuddled
BrE BrE//ˈkʌdld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkʌdld//
 
-ing form cuddling
BrE BrE//ˈkʌdlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkʌdlɪŋ//
 
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[intransitive, transitive] to hold somebody/something close in your arms to show love or affection synonym hug A couple of teenagers were kissing and cuddling on the doorstep. a young couple kissing and cuddling on the sofa cuddle something (+ adj.) The little boy cuddled the teddy bear close. See related entries: Love Word Origin early 16th cent. (rare before the 18th cent.): of unknown origin. Phrasal Verbscuddle up
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