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cuddle

play
verb cud·dle \ˈkə-dəl\

Definition of cuddle

cuddled

;

cuddling

play \ˈkəd-liŋ, ˈkə-dəl-iŋ\
  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to hold close for warmth or comfort or in affection <He cuddled the puppy.>

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to lie close or snug :  nestle, snuggle < … dewy glens where couples cuddle on blankets … — Bob Sipchen>

cuddler

play \ˈkəd-lər, ˈkə-dəl-ər\ noun

Examples of cuddle in a sentence

  1. Let's cuddle by the fire.

  2. <kittens cuddling in a basket>

Origin and Etymology of cuddle

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1520


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cuddle

noun cud·dle

Definition of cuddle

  1. :  a close embrace

Origin and Etymology of cuddle

see 1cuddle


First Known Use: 1825


CUDDLE Defined for English Language Learners

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cuddle

play
verb cud·dle \ˈkə-dəl\

Definition of cuddle for English Language Learners

  • : to hold (someone or something) in your arms in order to show affection

  • : to lie or sit close together


CUDDLE Defined for Kids

cuddle

play
verb cud·dle \ˈkə-dəl\

Definition of cuddle for Students

cuddled

cuddling

  1. 1 :  to hold close for warmth or comfort or in affection

  2. 2 :  to lie close :  nestle, snuggle



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