snuggle

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈsnʌgəl/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈsnʌgəl/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(snugəl)

Inflections of 'snuggle' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
snuggles
v 3rd person singular
snuggling
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
snuggled
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
snuggled
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
snug•gle /ˈsnʌgəl/USA pronunciation   v.,  -gled, -gling, n. 
v. [no object]
  1. to lie or press closely, as for comfort or from affection:They snuggled under the covers before drifting off to sleep.[+ up]The child snuggled up to his mother.

n. [countable]
  1. the act of snuggling.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
snug•gle  (snugəl),USA pronunciation v.,  -gled, -gling, n. 
v.i. 
  1. to lie or press closely, as for comfort or from affection;
    nestle;
    cuddle.

v.t. 
  1. to draw or press closely against, as for comfort or from affection.

n. 
  1. the act of snuggling.
  • snug + -le 1680–90

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
snuggle /ˈsnʌɡəl/ vb
  1. (usually intr; usually followed by down, up, or together) to nestle into or draw close to (somebody or something) for warmth or from affection
n
  1. the act of snuggling
Etymology: 17th Century: frequentative snug (vb)
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