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snug

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verb \ ˈsnəg \

Definition of snug

snugged; snugging
intransitive verb
:snuggle, nestle
  • snug down for bed
transitive verb
1 :to cause to fit closely
2 :to make snug
3 :hide 1
4 :to secure by fastening or lashing down

Examples of snug in a Sentence

  1. the farmhand snugged down in the hay and proceeded to go to sleep

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Origin and Etymology of snug

snug Synonyms

Synonyms
curl up, nestle, snuggle
Related Words
burrow; couch, crouch, huddle, hunch, hunker (down), scrunch, squat, squinch

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snug

adjective

Definition of snug

snugger; snuggest
1 a of a ship :manifesting seaworthiness :taut
b :trim, neat
c :fitting closely and comfortably
  • a snug coat
2 a :enjoying or affording warm secure shelter or cover and opportunity for ease and contentment
  • a snug cottage
  • a snug haven
b :marked by cordiality and secure privacy
3 :affording a degree of comfort and ease
  • a snug income
4 :offering safe concealment
  • a snug hideout

snug

adverb

snugly

adverb

snugness

noun

Examples of snug in a Sentence

  1. The shoes were too snug.

  2. These jeans are snug around the hips.

  3. We were snug in the cabin.

  4. She felt snug under the warm blanket.

  5. The children were snug in their beds.

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Origin and Etymology of snug

perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Swedish snygg tidy

Synonym Discussion of snug

comfortable, cozy, snug, easy, restful mean enjoying or providing a position of contentment and security. comfortable applies to anything that encourages serenity, well-being, or complacency as well as physical ease.
    • started feeling comfortable in our new surroundings
cozy suggests warmth, shelter, assured ease, and friendliness.
    • a cozy neighborhood coffee shop
snug suggests having just enough space for comfort and safety but no more.
    • a snug little cottage
easy implies relief from or absence of anything likely to cause discomfort or constraint.
    • living in easy circumstances
restful applies to whatever induces or contributes to rest or relaxation.
    • a quiet restful vacation

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snug

noun

Definition of snug

British
:a small private room or compartment in a pub

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Origin and Etymology of snug

short for snuggery

Other Architecture Terms


SNUG Defined for English Language Learners

snug

adjective

Definition of snug for English Language Learners

  • : fitting closely and often too tightly

  • : providing or enjoying warmth, shelter, and comfort


snug

noun

Definition of snug for English Language Learners

  • : a small private room in a pub


SNUG Defined for Kids

snug

play
adjective \ ˈsnəg \

Definition of snug for Students

snugger; snuggest
1 :fitting closely and comfortably
  • a snug coat
2 :comfortable 1, cozy
  • a snug corner
  • I was snug in the deep feathery bed …
  • —Mildred D. Taylor, Roll of Thunder
3 :offering protection or a hiding place
  • a snug harbor

snugly

adverb


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