Definition of snugly in English:

snugly

adverb

  • 1In a comfortable, warm, and cosy or well-protected manner.

    ‘the baby nestled snugly in his rescuer's arms’
    ‘they were snugly tucked into bed’
    • ‘The contents were snugly bundled up in multiple layers of bubble wrap.’
    • ‘The baby is wrapped snugly in a blanket, with only its head visible.’
    • ‘He confidently sailed his own boat with his family and crew all snugly asleep in their bunks below.’
    • ‘The warmth of a bed, the soft warm covers pulled up snugly around her, and an adventure before her.’
    • ‘They heard a groan from inside the tent, where Gladstone was wrapped up snugly in a sleeping bag.’
    1. 1.1Irish With comparative ease; comfortably.
      ‘he motored away to win snugly by three and a half lengths’
      • ‘He made every post a winning one when scoring rather snugly by two and a half lengths.’
      • ‘He gave a superb ride to snugly land the first prize.’
      • ‘Admittedly, he would probably have scored a trifle more snugly, but for erring at the penultimate obstacle.’
      • ‘The argument fits snugly with the theory of political stock-market cycles in the US, which says that post-election years tend to be tough on investors.’
      • ‘The five-year-old won very snugly indeed, with Bongo Fury second and another Irish raider, Al Eile, coming back to his best staying on for third.’
  • 2In a way that is tight or close-fitting; securely.

    ‘the collar should fit snugly around your neck’
    ‘the phone sits snugly in the cradle’
    • ‘Suppose the switch has a nice firm click and the cord is snugly plugged into the outlet.’
    • ‘The hotel complex fits snugly into an existing depression in the ground.’
    • ‘Wedge-shaped corner inserts hold the computer printers snugly in place during shipping.’
    • ‘Subsidence has caused the snugly fitted stones to move apart.’
    • ‘I followed him down the dusty stairs while he closed the door snugly behind us.’

Pronunciation

snugly

/ˈsnʌɡli/