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Definition of huddle noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    huddle

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈhʌdl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈhʌdl//
     
    American football
     
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  1. 1a small group of people, objects or buildings that are close together, especially when they are not in any particular order People stood around in huddles. The track led them to a huddle of outbuildings. They stood in a tight huddle, whispering.
  2. 2(in American football) a time when the players gather round to hear the plan for the next part of the game The team went into a huddle at half-time to discuss their tactics. See related entries: American football
  3. Word Origin late 16th cent. (in the sense ‘conceal’): perhaps of Low German origin.Idioms
    get/go into a huddle (with somebody)
     
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    to move close to somebody so that you can talk about something without other people hearing
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