in a way that is warmly comfortable or cozy, sheltered, safe, etc.: Our cottages are nestled snugly in 35 acres of gardens and natural bush.The marina is snugly placed in the southwest corner of the harbor, at the root of the breakwater.
closely or tightly to the contours of a person’s body or other object: The threaded pipe should fit snugly into the hole without any gap that dirt can get through.The nurse wrapped the blood pressure cuff snugly around my upper arm.
neatly and compactly: That leftover tuna salad will fit snugly in this 1-cup airtight container.
with enough money or other supports or advantages to feel secure and comfortable: The financier despised these fat little clients living so snugly on their unearned incomes.
- un·snug·ly, adverb
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How to use snugly in a sentence
The following methods mostly aim to make your mask more snug, but you may find they just don’t work for you.The best ways to stop a mask from fogging up your glasses, ranked | Sandra Gutierrez G. | November 18, 2020 | Popular-Science
This hunk of billet aluminum solves both problems by providing a closed shackle mount that’s designed to fit snug with the winch’s fairlead.
Super-snug elastic wristbands help keep moisture out and warmth in.
The headset is comfortable, but the fit — at least on my small head — isn’t snug.PlayStation 5 review: PS5 is a sensory game-changer | Elise Favis | November 6, 2020 | Washington Post
Due to their exceptionally light weight and lack of a cable, users can enjoy audio and move about unencumbered, and their snug in-ear and around-ear designs are secure enough to stay put during even the most strenuous of sprints.
This health tracker for dogs fits snugly around collars and monitors activity with the goal of making dogs happier and healthier.
It was fascinating to see two multi-ethnic teams conform so snugly to national stereotype.
A decision overturning the Affordable Care Act will fit snugly into this narrative.Impeach the Supreme Court Justices If They Overturn Health-Care Law | David R. Dow | April 3, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Furthermore, the axles had to fit snugly inside the wheels' holes, but not too snugly — they had to be free to rotate.The Hardest Part of Inventing the Wheel? Not the Round Part. | David Frum | March 15, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Jill was telegenic, slightly tattooed, and her breasts fit snugly in duchess satin shifts.
The inside bore of tube T is of such diameter that the tuning wire fits snugly therein.The Recent Revolution in Organ Building | George Laing Miller
And all the while the real "me" is snugly lying here in the green box, peeping through the keyhole, on the watch for the postman.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist | Alexander Berkman
It is unnecessary; all we need add is this—that the grounds are a lovely picture, delightfully formed, and most snugly set.Our Churches and Chapels | Atticus
The right knee should rest easily but snugly over the pommel, so as to grasp it in case the horse springs.Horsemanship for Women | Theodore Hoe Mead
Thus, by the time the deluge was fairly upon us, we were quite snugly ensconced.The Adventures of Louis de Rougemont | Louis de Rougemont