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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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