Definition of snuggle in English:

snuggle

verb

  • Settle or move into a warm, comfortable position:

    [no object, with adverbial] ‘I snuggled down in my sleeping bag’
    [with object and adverbial] ‘she snuggled her head into his shoulder’
    • ‘However, it's hard to be seriously annoyed when you have a cat snuggling you and giving you gentle licks, as mine just did.’
    • ‘She moved closer, snuggling into his side as she reveled in the emotions that made her feel alive.’
    • ‘But I simply can't resist turning back the duvet, snuggling up to my son and going back to sleep.’
    • ‘I've got a rip-roaring book to read, some projects to work on and lots of warm clothes to snuggle up in.’
    • ‘I snuggled into my warm bed and shut my eyes, in anticipation of a blissful sleep.’
    • ‘Lynn turned off the light before snuggling comfortably under the warm comforter.’
    • ‘So, if you zealously guard your privacy and love snuggling alone in the bunk bed and chewing a chocolate, a job on a ship is not for you.’
    • ‘Imagine snuggling up in front of your own log fire while outside the north wind blows a bitter warning of frosty times ahead.’
    • ‘She couldn't help but snuggle against the warm comforter, taking in its scent and texture.’
    • ‘I grumbled with my face in my warm pillow as I snuggled deeper into bed.’
    • ‘Mira smiled ever so slightly in her sleep and moved a little, snuggling down under the coat.’
    • ‘I roll over, snuggling deeper into the warm quilts, hoping to slip back into sleep.’
    • ‘I snuggle back down into the blanket, my toes warm, my fingers warm, and my eyes still comfortably closed.’
    • ‘I snuggle my head back into the soft, warm fabric of the sofa and doze again.’
    • ‘I smile weakly through my still-flowing tears and snuggle into his warm embrace.’
    • ‘Sliding across the seat, she snuggled close, her breath warming his neck.’
    • ‘When chill in the air touches the bone, the body yearns to snuggle into warm clothing.’
    • ‘Still, she was running and swimming and snuggling in bed with me.’
    • ‘For tonight at least it's cool here in Texas and snuggling under those blankets sounds mighty good.’
    • ‘I snuggled even closer to his warm body, trying to absorb the heat into my cold one.’
    nestle, curl up, settle, ensconce oneself, lie close to
    embrace, hug
    snug down
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Origin

Late 17th century: frequentative of the verb snug.

Pronunciation

snuggle

/ˈsnʌɡ(ə)l/