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English noun: cuddle

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

Synonymsnestle, snuggle

Broader (hypernym)embrace, embracement, embracing

English verb: cuddle

1. cuddle (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.

ExamplesSam and Sue cuddle, Sam cannot cuddle Sue

Synonymsdraw close, nest, nestle, nuzzle, snuggle

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

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

Verb groupdraw close, nestle, snuggle

2. cuddle (contact) hold (a person or thing) close, as for affection, comfort, or warmth

SamplesI cuddled the baby.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)bosom, embrace, hug, squeeze

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