HyperDic: cuddle

English > 3 senses of the word cuddle:
VERBcontactcuddle, snuggle, nestle, nest, nuzzle, draw closemove or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position
contactcuddlehold (a person or thing) close, as for affection, comfort, or warmth
NOUNactcuddle, nestle, snugglea close and affectionate (and often prolonged) embrace
cuddle > pronunciation
Soundskah'dahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > cuddle: 3 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningA close and affectionate (and often prolonged) embrace.
Synonymsnestle, snuggle
Broaderembrace, embracing, embracementThe act of clasping another person in the arms (as in greeting or affection)
Spanishabrazo
Catalanabraçada
Adjectivescuddlyinviting cuddling or hugging
Verbscuddlemove or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position
cuddlehold (a person or thing) close, as for affection, comfort, or warmth
English > cuddle: 3 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningMove or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
ModelSam and Sue cuddle; Sam cannot cuddle Sue
Example"We cuddled against each other to keep warm"
Synonymssnuggle, nestle, nest, nuzzle, draw close
Broadercling to, hold close, hold tight, clutchhold firmly, usually with one's hands
Similar todraw closePull towards oneself
nestle, snugglePosition comfortably
Spanishabrazarse, abrazar, acomodarse, acurrucarse, arrimarse, estrecharse
Catalanabraçar, acostar-se, arrambar-se
Nounscuddlea close and affectionate (and often prolonged) embrace
cuddlingaffectionate play (or foreplay without contact with the genital organs)
English > cuddle: 3 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaninghold (a person or thing) close, as for affection, comfort, or warmth.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Example"I cuddled the baby"
Broaderembrace, hug, bosom, squeezeSqueeze (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness
Nounscuddlea close and affectionate (and often prolonged) embrace
cuddlingaffectionate play (or foreplay without contact with the genital organs)

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