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huddle

hud·dle

huddle

 
 
pronunciation:
huh dl
parts of speech:
verb, noun
part of speech: verb
inflections: huddled, huddles, huddling
definition 1: to gather in a small, close group.
He huddled his family in the doorway out of the rain.
antonyms:
disperse
similar words:
assemble, cluster, crowd, gather, marshal, rally, round up, shepherd
definition 2: to move close together or push in against one another when sharing something such as heat.
They huddled together in the tent during the storm.
antonyms:
disperse
similar words:
assemble, bunch, cluster, concentrate, congregate, crowd, gather, mass
definition 3: to meet in a small, close group to discuss.
Let's huddle for five minutes and work out a solution.
similar words:
confer, consult, convene, deliberate, meet
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a small group of people or animals pushed or drawn together.
One penguin was not allowed to join the huddle.
synonyms:
knot
similar words:
assembly, cluster, group
definition 2: a gathering of a football team's players to get instructions for the next play.
derivations: huddlingly (adv.), huddler (n.)