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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Moon meets Venus—April 2 Early risers on the second will be treated to the bright, star-like planet Venus snuggling close to the waning crescent moon. Andrew Fazekas, National Geographic, "Spring meteor shower, and more top star-gazing events in April," 1 Apr. 2019 Cardi presumably brought Kulture along for sound check, and she's snuggled up in her arms rehearsal. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "Cardi B Is Gorgeous in Makeup-Free Mom Mode," 11 June 2019 At one point, one of the pups got extra playful and helped himself to a little under the shirt snuggling action. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Sophie Turner Makes Sex Joke About Joe Jonas and Her Boobs During Interview," 8 June 2019 Prior to her doggy-snuggling days with her current husband, Miranda was previously married to fellow country crooner Blake Shelton, but the pair went their separate ways in 2015. Blair Donovan, Country Living, "Miranda Lambert Shared a Rare Photo of Husband Brendan McLoughlin 'At the Farm'," 26 May 2019 Bryan said that the opossum was actually snuggled into one of the girls dresses, with its head peeking out of the pocket. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "A Opossum Was Living in a 7-Year-Old’s Room For Three Days Before Anyone Noticed," 19 Apr. 2019 These gaps turn out to be perfect fits for hydrogen atoms, which could snuggle into these defects and bond with the adjacent oxygen atoms already in the mineral. Quanta Magazine, "The Hunt for Earth’s Deep Hidden Oceans," 11 July 2018 She and her three-year-old son were snuggled in bed together one morning after her husband left for work when the man broke into her house. Fox News, "The Latest: Man accused of serial killings is charged," 25 Apr. 2018 For the first time on Thursday, Dewan shared a photo of herself snuggled up with her boyfriend Kazee on Instagram. Kendall Trammell, CNN, "Jenna Dewan and Steve Kazee are officially Instagram official," 6 June 2019

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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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