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cuddle

cud·dle

cuddle

 
pronunciation:
kuh dl
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: cuddled, cuddles, cuddling
definition: to hug and caress with affection and tenderness, usu. while sitting or reclining.
She cuddled her little boy in her arms.Her oldest son doesn't like to be cuddled anymore.
 
similar words:
caress, nuzzle
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to cuddle one another; nestle.
He and his girlfriend were cuddling on the couch when I came in.
similar words:
nestle, nuzzle
 
part of speech: noun
definition: an act or instance of cuddling.
Come here and give me a cuddle.
derivations: cuddlesome (adj.), cuddly (adj.)
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  • cuddly:
    soft and pleasant to cuddle.
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