snuggling


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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.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.snuggling - affectionate play (or foreplay without contact with the genital organs)snuggling - affectionate play (or foreplay without contact with the genital organs)
arousal, stimulation - mutual sexual fondling prior to sexual intercourse
snogging - (British informal) cuddle and kiss
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References in classic literature ?
Genevieve had noticed, with a slight touch of amusement, the curious way in which Joe snuggled his body in against Ponta's in the clinches; but she had not realized why, until, in one such clinch, before the snuggling in could be effected, Ponta's fist whipped straight up in the air from under, and missed Joe's chin by a hair's-breadth.
Just before it was effected, and at the precise moment that Ponta was ready with his own body to receive the snuggling in of Joe's body, Joe drew back slightly and drove with his fists at his opponent's unprotected stomach.
Natasha jumped on it, sank into the feather bed, rolled over to the wall, and began snuggling up the bedclothes as she settled down, raising her knees to her chin, kicking out and laughing almost inaudibly, now covering herself up head and all, and now peeping at her mother.
I was awakened early in the morning by some huge body pressing close to mine, and opening my eyes with a start I beheld my blessed old Woola snuggling close to me; the faithful brute had followed us across that trackless waste to share our fate, whatever it might be.
So they left the man snuggling down to sleep in his dusky dwelling, and went out into the sunshine, taking the path that led toward the rocky places.
She pressed more, tightly to him, with a snuggling movement of her body.
The top officials of Excise department have appreciated the performance of intelligence teams for foiling many snuggling bids in recent past.
The cause of these incidents was the snuggling of diesel.
Snuggling up to the patient she told him: "Oh Norman, I love you so much buddy."
She might be a little bigger than the usual lap dog, but she loves sitting in your lap and snuggling.<br />Maceyis an adorable two-month-old spayed domestic short hair with an orange coat.
New York, (IANS) Americans feel most loved with small, non-romantic gestures -- like someone showing compassion or snuggling a child, while possessive behaviour is seen as the least loving, finds a survey.
[USA], Sep 08 (ANI): Dear dog lovers, sleeping with your pet in same bedroom is fine, but snuggling up with your pups in the same bed may affect your sleep quality, warns a new study.