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CUDDLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does cuddle mean? 

CUDDLE (noun)
  The noun CUDDLE has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: CUDDLE used as a noun is very rare.


CUDDLE (verb)
  The verb CUDDLE has 2 senses:

1. move or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position
2. hold (a person or thing) close, as for affection, comfort, or warmth

  Familiarity information: CUDDLE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CUDDLE (noun)


Sense 1cuddle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A close and affectionate (and often prolonged) embrace

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

cuddle; nestle; snuggle

Hypernyms ("cuddle" is a kind of...):

embrace; embracement; embracing (the act of clasping another person in the arms (as in greeting or affection))


CUDDLE (verb)


Sense 1cuddle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Move or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

cuddle; draw close; snuggle; nestle; nuzzle; nest

Context examples:

We cuddled against each other to keep warm / The children snuggled into their sleeping bags

Hypernyms (to "cuddle" is one way to...):

cling to; clutch; hold close; hold tight (hold firmly, usually with one's hands)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP

Sentence examples:

Sam and Sue cuddle
Sam cannot cuddle Sue


Sense 2cuddle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Hold (a person or thing) close, as for affection, comfort, or warmth

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

I cuddled the baby

Hypernyms (to "cuddle" is one way to...):

bosom; embrace; hug; squeeze (squeeze (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


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