snuggle

verb
snug·​gle | \ ˈsnə-gəl How to pronounce snuggle (audio) \
snuggled; snuggling\ ˈsnə-​g(ə-​)liŋ How to pronounce snuggling (audio) \

Definition of snuggle

intransitive verb

: to curl up comfortably or cozily

transitive verb

1 : to draw close especially for comfort or in affection
2 : to make snug

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Other Words from snuggle

snuggle noun

Synonyms for snuggle

Synonyms

curl up, nestle, snug

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Examples of snuggle in a Sentence

The puppy snuggled up against the sleeping boy. The boy snuggled close to his mother. The dog snuggled its nose between the pillows. The baby snuggled his head against my chest.
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The rumor mill started spinning again when Kylie posted some adorable content featuring Stormi snuggling up with her mama (This content was also weirdly linked to some stuff Jordyn posted the same day, but that's besides the point). Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "All the Signs That Kylie Jenner is Pregnant," 21 Mar. 2019 Pick a book to snuggle up with and read together, then talk about it. Gena Kaufman, Glamour, "21 Rainy-Day Date Ideas That Aren't Another Movie," 30 Mar. 2019 Now all that's left to do is snuggle up—and hit snooze in the morning. Brittney Morgan, House Beautiful, "These Are The Perfect Flannel Sheets For Hot Sleepers," 16 Nov. 2018 The whole place brings Hawaiian cheer to Seattle, from the farmers market-ready housemade pineapple marmalade jars snuggling with Hawaiian Sun in the cooler to tropical print plastic plates served alongside fragrant cups of Cascadia Chai. Jill Lightner, The Seattle Times, "Patrick’s Bakery & Cafe: sweet treats and Hawaiian snacks at great prices," 1 Oct. 2018 Treynet said, noting that snuggling up with board games can be just as entertaining as kayaking on a lake. Stephanie Cain, The Seattle Times, "Let’s get married! And go camping!," 13 Sep. 2018 And if the campfire is still going, heat some water, pour it into a heat-proof water bottle, and snuggle into your bag with it. Deb Acord, Popular Mechanics, "7 Tips to Survive Cold-Weather Camping," 14 Dec. 2015 And possible temptation to snuggle into something familiar when braving some time alone might be better for you. Carolyn Hax, The Seattle Times, "She really wants to see an old flame. Please talk her out of it.," 2 Jan. 2019 Customers are invited to lounge on the couches and read a book, or snuggle up with a Burrow blanket while listening to music coming from the Amazon Echo nearby. Chavie Lieber, Vox, "Let people hang out in your store and watch TV.," 3 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of snuggle

1687, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

History and Etymology for snuggle

frequentative of snug entry 1

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Dictionary Entries near snuggle

snuggery

snuggies

snuggish

snuggle

snug harbor

snum

snurl

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The first known use of snuggle was in 1687

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More Definitions for snuggle

snuggle

verb

English Language Learners Definition of snuggle

: to lie or sit close together in a comfortable position
: to place (something) close to or against someone or something

snuggle

verb
snug·​gle | \ ˈsnə-gəl How to pronounce snuggle (audio) \
snuggled; snuggling

Kids Definition of snuggle

1 : to curl up comfortably or cozily : cuddle
2 : to pull in close to someone The baby snuggled against her mother.

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