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hud·dle

 (hŭd′l)
n.
1. A densely packed group or crowd, as of people or animals.
2. Football A brief gathering of a team's players behind the line of scrimmage to receive instructions for the next play.
3. A small private conference or meeting.
v. hud·dled, hud·dling, hud·dles
v.intr.
1. To crowd together, as from cold or fear.
2. To draw or curl one's limbs close to one's body: huddled under the blanket while watching television.
3. Football To gather in a huddle.
4. Informal To gather together for conference or consultation: During the crisis, the president's national security advisers huddled.
v.tr.
1. To cause to crowd together.
2. To draw (oneself) together in a crouch.
3. Chiefly British To arrange, do, or make hastily or carelessly.

[From huddle, to crowd together, possibly from Low German hudeln; see (s)keu- in Indo-European roots.]

hud′dler n.

huddled

(ˈhʌdld)
adj
crowded or nestled closely together(of a person) having their arms and legs close to their body
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.huddled - crowded or massed together; "give me...your huddled masses"; "the huddled sheep turned their backs against the wind"
crowded - overfilled or compacted or concentrated; "a crowded theater"; "a crowded program"; "crowded trains"; "a young mother's crowded days"