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snuggle

[ snuhg-uhl ]
/ ˈsnʌg əl /
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verb (used without object), snug·gled, snug·gling.
to lie or press closely, as for comfort or from affection; nestle; cuddle.
verb (used with object), snug·gled, snug·gling.
to draw or press closely against, as for comfort or from affection.
noun
the act of snuggling.
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Origin of snuggle

First recorded in 1680–90; snug + -le

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British Dictionary definitions for snuggle

snuggle
/ (ˈsnʌɡəl) /

verb
(usually intr; usually foll by down, up, or together) to nestle into or draw close to (somebody or something) for warmth or from affection
noun
the act of snuggling

Word Origin for snuggle

C17: frequentative snug (vb)
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