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v. ca·noo·dled, ca·noo·dling, ca·noo·dles Informal
To engage in amorous activities such as cuddling, caressing, or kissing.
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.]
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slang (often foll by: with) to kiss and cuddle; pet; fondle
[C19: of unknown origin]
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Past participle: canoodled
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