warm the cockles of someone's heart

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of warm the cockles of someone's heart

: 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

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

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

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

  1. : to make warm

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

  3. : to fill with anger, zeal, or passion

  1. : warmly

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

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

  2. : cockleshell

  1. : pucker, wrinkle

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

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

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

  3. : breast, bosom

  1. : love:2

  2. : hearten

  3. : to fix in the heart


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