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English noun: snuggle

1. snuggle (act) a close and affectionate (and often prolonged) embrace

Synonymscuddle, nestle

Broader (hypernym)embrace, embracement, embracing

English verb: snuggle

1. snuggle (contact) move or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position

SamplesWe cuddled against each other to keep warm.
The children snuggled into their sleeping bags.

Synonymscuddle, draw close, nest, nestle, nuzzle

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)cling to, clutch, hold close, hold tight

Verb groupdraw close, nestle, snuggle

2. snuggle (contact) position comfortably

SamplesThe baby nestled her head in her mother's elbow.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)lay, place, pose, position, put, set

Verb groupcuddle, draw close, nest, nestle, nuzzle, snuggle

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