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ca·noo·dle

 (kə-no͞od′l)
v. ca·noo·dled, ca·noo·dling, ca·noo·dles Informal
v.intr.
To engage in amorous activities such as cuddling, caressing, or kissing.
v.tr.
To win over or convince by cajoling or flattering; wheedle: "his matchless ability to charm, bamboozle, or canoodle most of his political associates" (Timothy Garton Ash).

[Akin to English dialectal canoodle, donkey, fool, one who is foolish in love.]

ca·noo′dler n.

canoodle

(kəˈnuːdəl)
vb
slang (often foll by: with) to kiss and cuddle; pet; fondle
[C19: of unknown origin]
caˈnoodler n

canoodle


Past participle: canoodled
Gerund: canoodling

Imperative
canoodle
canoodle
Present
I canoodle
you canoodle
he/she/it canoodles
we canoodle
you canoodle
they canoodle
Preterite
I canoodled
you canoodled
he/she/it canoodled
we canoodled
you canoodled
they canoodled
Present Continuous
I am canoodling
you are canoodling
he/she/it is canoodling
we are canoodling
you are canoodling
they are canoodling
Present Perfect
I have canoodled
you have canoodled
he/she/it has canoodled
we have canoodled
you have canoodled
they have canoodled
Past Continuous
I was canoodling
you were canoodling
he/she/it was canoodling
we were canoodling
you were canoodling
they were canoodling
Past Perfect
I had canoodled
you had canoodled
he/she/it had canoodled
we had canoodled
you had canoodled
they had canoodled
Future
I will canoodle
you will canoodle
he/she/it will canoodle
we will canoodle
you will canoodle
they will canoodle
Future Perfect
I will have canoodled
you will have canoodled
he/she/it will have canoodled
we will have canoodled
you will have canoodled
they will have canoodled
Future Continuous
I will be canoodling
you will be canoodling
he/she/it will be canoodling
we will be canoodling
you will be canoodling
they will be canoodling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been canoodling
you have been canoodling
he/she/it has been canoodling
we have been canoodling
you have been canoodling
they have been canoodling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been canoodling
you will have been canoodling
he/she/it will have been canoodling
we will have been canoodling
you will have been canoodling
they will have been canoodling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been canoodling
you had been canoodling
he/she/it had been canoodling
we had been canoodling
you had been canoodling
they had been canoodling
Conditional
I would canoodle
you would canoodle
he/she/it would canoodle
we would canoodle
you would canoodle
they would canoodle
Past Conditional
I would have canoodled
you would have canoodled
he/she/it would have canoodled
we would have canoodled
you would have canoodled
they would have canoodled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.canoodle - fondle or pet affectionately
pet - stroke or caress gently; "pet the lamb"
Translations

canoodle

[kəˈnuːdl] VI (esp Brit) → besuquearse

canoodle

vi (Brit inf) → rumschmusen (inf)

canoodle

[kəˈnuːdl] vi (fam) → sbaciucchiarsi
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