warm the cockles of someone's heart

Definition of warm the cockles of someone's heart

  1. :  to give someone warm and happy feelings It is a story with a happy ending to warm the cockles of your heart.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  having or giving out heat to a moderate or adequate degree

    :  serving to maintain or preserve heat especially to a satisfactory degree

    :  feeling or causing sensations of heat brought about by strenuous exertion

  1. :  to make warm

    :  to infuse with a feeling of love, friendship, well-being, or pleasure

    :  to fill with anger, zeal, or passion

  1. :  warmly

cockleplay cockles
  1. :  any of several weedy plants of the pink family

    :  corn cockle

  1. :  any of various chiefly marine bivalve mollusks (family Cardiidae) having a shell with convex radially ribbed valves

    :  a common edible European bivalve (Cerastoderma edule synonym Cardium edule)

    :  cockleshell

  1. :  pucker, wrinkle

  1. :  some person :  somebody

  1. :  a hollow muscular organ of vertebrate animals that by its rhythmic contraction acts as a force pump maintaining the circulation of the blood

    :  a structure in an invertebrate animal functionally analogous to the vertebrate heart

    :  breast, bosom

  1. :  love

    :  hearten

    :  to fix in the heart

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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