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cuddle

hug affectionately; to lie close and snug; embrace
Not to be confused with:
coddle – treat tenderly; pamper; indulge; baby

cud·dle

 (kŭd′l)
v. cud·dled, cud·dling, cud·dles
v.tr.
To hold fondly in the arms; hug tenderly. See Synonyms at caress.
v.intr.
To nestle; snuggle: The children cuddled together on the couch.
n.
The act of cuddling; a hug or embrace.

[Origin unknown.]

cud′dle·some, cud′dly adj.

cuddle

(ˈkʌdəl)
vb
1. to hold (another person or thing) close or (of two people, etc) to hold each other close, as for affection, comfort, or warmth; embrace; hug
2. (foll by: up) to curl or snuggle up into a comfortable or warm position
n
a close embrace, esp when prolonged
[C18: of uncertain origin]
ˈcuddlesome adj
ˈcuddly adj

cud•dle

(ˈkʌd l)

v. -dled, -dling,
n. v.t.
1. to hold close in an affectionate manner; hug tenderly; fondle.
v.i.
2. to lie close and snug; nestle.
3. (of two people) to hold each other close; hug.
n.
4. an act of cuddling; hug; embrace.
[1510–20; perhaps back formation from Middle English cudliche intimate, affectionate, Old English cūthlīc, or from Middle English cuthlechen, Old English cūthlǣcan to make friends with; see uncouth, -ly]

Cuddle

 of teddy bears.

cuddle


Past participle: cuddled
Gerund: cuddling

Imperative
cuddle
cuddle
Present
I cuddle
you cuddle
he/she/it cuddles
we cuddle
you cuddle
they cuddle
Preterite
I cuddled
you cuddled
he/she/it cuddled
we cuddled
you cuddled
they cuddled
Present Continuous
I am cuddling
you are cuddling
he/she/it is cuddling
we are cuddling
you are cuddling
they are cuddling
Present Perfect
I have cuddled
you have cuddled
he/she/it has cuddled
we have cuddled
you have cuddled
they have cuddled
Past Continuous
I was cuddling
you were cuddling
he/she/it was cuddling
we were cuddling
you were cuddling
they were cuddling
Past Perfect
I had cuddled
you had cuddled
he/she/it had cuddled
we had cuddled
you had cuddled
they had cuddled
Future
I will cuddle
you will cuddle
he/she/it will cuddle
we will cuddle
you will cuddle
they will cuddle
Future Perfect
I will have cuddled
you will have cuddled
he/she/it will have cuddled
we will have cuddled
you will have cuddled
they will have cuddled
Future Continuous
I will be cuddling
you will be cuddling
he/she/it will be cuddling
we will be cuddling
you will be cuddling
they will be cuddling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been cuddling
you have been cuddling
he/she/it has been cuddling
we have been cuddling
you have been cuddling
they have been cuddling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been cuddling
you will have been cuddling
he/she/it will have been cuddling
we will have been cuddling
you will have been cuddling
they will have been cuddling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been cuddling
you had been cuddling
he/she/it had been cuddling
we had been cuddling
you had been cuddling
they had been cuddling
Conditional
I would cuddle
you would cuddle
he/she/it would cuddle
we would cuddle
you would cuddle
they would cuddle
Past Conditional
I would have cuddled
you would have cuddled
he/she/it would have cuddled
we would have cuddled
you would have cuddled
they would have cuddled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cuddle - a close and affectionate (and often prolonged) embracecuddle - a close and affectionate (and often prolonged) embrace
embrace, embracement, embracing - the act of clasping another person in the arms (as in greeting or affection)
Verb1.cuddle - move or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position; "We cuddled against each other to keep warm"; "The children snuggled into their sleeping bags"
cling to, hold close, hold tight, clutch - hold firmly, usually with one's hands; "She clutched my arm when she got scared"
snuggle, nestle - position comfortably; "The baby nestled her head in her mother's elbow"
draw close - pull towards oneself; "He drew the crying child close"
2.cuddle - hold (a person or thing) close, as for affection, comfort, or warmth; "I cuddled the baby"
hug, bosom, embrace, squeeze - squeeze (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness; "Hug me, please"; "They embraced"; "He hugged her close to him"

cuddle

verb
1. hug, embrace, clasp, fondle, cosset He cuddled their newborn baby.
2. hug, pet, canoodle (slang), bill and coo They used to kiss and cuddle in front of everyone.
cuddle up snuggle, nestle My cat cuddled up to me.

cuddle

verb
1. To touch or stroke affectionately:
2. To lie or press close together, usually with another person or thing:
Translations
تَعانُق، حَضْنعِنَاقيَحضن، يَضُم إلى صَدرهيُعَانِقُ
obejmoutobjetípřitulenípřitulit
knusomfavneputteomfavnelseknuse
halatahalaushyväily
grljenjezagrliti
ölelkezés
faîma, vefja örmumfaîmlög
抱きしめる抱擁
꼭 껴안다포옹
glėbesčiuotiglėbesčiuotismeilus apkabinimasmyluotimyluotis
apkampiensapkamptapmīļotglāsts
objemobjematiujčkanjeujčkati
kramkrama
กอดด้วยความรักใคร่การกอดด้วยความรักใคร่
kucaklamakucaklamaksarılmasarılmak
ôm ấpsự ôm ấp

cuddle

[ˈkʌdl]
A. Nabrazo m
B. VTabrazar, apapachar (Mex)
C. VI [two persons] → abrazarse, estar abrazados
to cuddle down [child in bed] → acurrucarse (en la cama)
to cuddle up to sbarrimarse a algn

cuddle

[ˈkʌdəl]
vt [+ person] → câliner; [+ baby] → câliner; [+ animal] → caresser
vi [two people] → se blottir l'un contre l'autre
ncâlin m
to give sb a cuddle → faire un câlin à qn
Come and give me a cuddle → Viens me faire un câlin.
cuddle up
vi
to cuddle up with sb, to cuddle up to sb → se blottir contre qn

cuddle

nLiebkosung f; to give somebody a cuddlejdn in den Arm nehmen; to need a cuddleZärtlichkeit brauchen, geknuddelt (inf)or liebkost werden wollen; to have a cuddleschmusen
vtin den Arm nehmen; (amorously also) → schmusen mit
vischmusen

cuddle

[ˈkʌdl]
1. nabbraccio, coccole fpl
3. vi to cuddle downaccoccolarsi
to cuddle up to sb → accoccolarsi contro qn

cuddle

(ˈkadl) verb
to hug affectionately. The mother cuddled the child until he fell asleep.
noun
an affectionate hug.
ˈcuddly adjective
a cuddly teddy-bear.

cuddle

عِنَاق, يُعَانِقُ obejmout, objetí knus, omfavne schmusen, Umarmung αγκαλιά, αγκαλιάζω abrazar, abrazo halata, halaus câlin, câliner grljenje, zagrliti coccola, coccolare 抱きしめる, 抱擁 꼭 껴안다, 포옹 knuffel, knuffelen klemme, omfavnelse przytulić się, uścisk abraço, fazer carinho обнимать, объятия kram, krama กอดด้วยความรักใคร่, การกอดด้วยความรักใคร่ kucaklama, kucaklamak ôm ấp, sự ôm ấp 拥抱

cuddle

vt abrazar, acariciar
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