One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1In a comfortable, warm, and cozy or well-protected manner.‘the baby nestled snugly in his rescuer's arms’‘they were snugly tucked into bed’
- ‘The warmth of a bed, the soft warm covers pulled up snugly around her, and an adventure before her.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘They heard a groan from inside the tent, where Gladstone was wrapped up snugly in a sleeping bag.’
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’
- ‘Wedge-shaped corner inserts hold the computer printers snugly in place during shipping.’
- ‘Subsidence has caused the snugly fitted stones to move apart.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘I followed him down the dusty stairs while he closed the door snugly behind us.’
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