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

 

snuggle

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈsnʌɡl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsnʌɡl//
 
[intransitive, transitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they snuggle
BrE BrE//ˈsnʌɡl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsnʌɡl//
 
he / she / it snuggles
BrE BrE//ˈsnʌɡlz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsnʌɡlz//
 
past simple snuggled
BrE BrE//ˈsnʌɡld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsnʌɡld//
 
past participle snuggled
BrE BrE//ˈsnʌɡld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsnʌɡld//
 
-ing form snuggling
BrE BrE//ˈsnʌɡlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsnʌɡlɪŋ//
 
 
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to get into, or to put somebody/something into, a warm comfortable position, especially close to somebody + adv./prep. The child snuggled up to her mother. He snuggled down under the bedclothes. She snuggled closer. snuggle something + adv./prep. He snuggled his head onto her shoulder. Word Origin late 17th cent.: frequentative of the verb snug.Extra examples He snuggled back under the covers. I snuggled down in my bed. She slipped her arm through his and snuggled close. She snuggled into her sleeping bag and closed her eyes. We snuggled up together on the couch.
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