snuggled


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snug·gle

 (snŭg′əl)
v. snug·gled, snug·gling, snug·gles
v.intr.
1. To lie or press close together; cuddle.
2. To curl up closely or comfortably; nestle: snuggled happily under the covers.
v.tr.
To draw close or hold closely, as for comfort or in affection; hug.

[ Frequentative of snug.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.snuggled - drawn or pressed close to someone or something for or as if for affection or protection; "saw a number of small houses nestled against the hillside"; "like a baby snuggled in its mother's arms"
close - at or within a short distance in space or time or having elements near each other; "close to noon"; "how close are we to town?"; "a close formation of ships"
References in classic literature ?
While we snuggled down there out of the wind, she learned a score of words.
And as she snuggled comfortably beneath the eiderdown a sense of restfulness invaded her, such as she had not known before.
The youngster leaned back and snuggled up to Jurgis, murmuring contentedly; in half a minute he was sound asleep, Jurgis sat shivering, speculating as to whether he might not still be able to get hold of the roll of bills.
Pretty soon, various kinds of bugs and ants and worms and things began to flock in out of the wet and crawl down in- side my armor to get warm; and while some of them behaved well enough, and snuggled up amongst my clothes and got quiet, the majority were of a restless, uncomfortable sort, and never stayed still, but went on prowling and hunting for they did not know what; especially the ants, which went tickling along in wearisome procession from one end of me to the other by the hour, and are a kind of creatures which I never wish to sleep with again.
About that time I hears their footsteps coming, and was going to skip under the bed; I reached for it, but it wasn't where I thought it would be; but I touched the curtain that hid Mary Jane's frocks, so I jumped in behind that and snuggled in amongst the gowns, and stood there perfectly still.
So he kept on tramping up and down the floor and muttering, till by and by he begun to look pretty tired; then Benny she went and snuggled up to his side and put one hand in his and one arm around his waist and walked with him; and he smiled down on her, and reached down and kissed her; and so, little by little the trouble went out of his face and she persuaded him off to his room.
Presently he clambered over into the box with him and snuggled down close to the boy's side.
All her old gaiety of manner seemed to have come back, and she came and snuggled in beside me and told me all about Arthur.
He gave a long sigh, snuggled down into his blanket, and in a moment was like his com- rades.
So Ojo snuggled down in his bed and fell asleep, and he was so tired that he never wakened until broad daylight.
he thought, feeling a cold shudder run down his back, and having fastened his fur coats again and wrapped himself up, he snuggled into a corner of the sledge intending to wait patiently.
I gave him as good as he sent, and better; for he presented a good target, while he caught only glimpses of me as I snuggled against the side-wall.