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snuggle

[snuhg-uh l] /ˈsnʌg əl/
verb (used without object), snuggled, snuggling.
1.
to lie or press closely, as for comfort or from affection; nestle; cuddle.
verb (used with object), snuggled, snuggling.
2.
to draw or press closely against, as for comfort or from affection.
noun
3.
the act of snuggling.
Origin of snuggle
1680-1690
First recorded in 1680-90; snug + -le
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  • Having learned to snuggle, White Fang was guilty of it often.

    White Fang Jack London
  • Shall I talk to you, Scheherazade, or let you snuggle into the chaste arms of Morpheus?

    The Dark Star Robert W. Chambers
  • He let Sate get in too, and snuggle down right at their feet.

  • Everyone was tired and willing to snuggle down into their coats.

    Janet Hardy in Hollywood

    Ruthe S. Wheeler
  • If I could be little and snuggle up to my mother as I imagine her to myself!

    The Last Days of Tolstoy

    V. G. Chertkov
  • The best thing to do was to draw the robe about him and snuggle down to sleep.

    Dreamy Hollow

    Sumner Charles Britton
  • Yet summoned on the most tremendous business For deliberation, still they snuggle in bed.

    Lysistrata Aristophanes
  • They toddle to the nurse and snuggle against her blue dress and white apron.

    The Valley of Vision Henry Van Dyke
British Dictionary definitions for snuggle

snuggle

/ˈsnʌɡəl/
verb
1.
(usually intransitive; usually foll by down, up, or together) to nestle into or draw close to (somebody or something) for warmth or from affection
noun
2.
the act of snuggling
Word Origin
C17: frequentative snug (vb)
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Word Origin and History for snuggle
v.

1680s, frequentative form of snug. Related: Snuggled; snuggling. As a noun from 1901.

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