snuggle

To snuggle is to cuddle with someone. Snuggling is a little like hugging, and it often takes place in bed.

This is a cutesy word for cute behavior: nestling or nuzzling someone. People snuggle to warm each other up or to be affectionate. People dating or married often snuggle. Close friends or siblings might snuggle, and people definitely snuggle with their pets. Snuggling is only likely to happen with people who are close; if you try to snuggle a stranger, you'll probably get arrested.

Definitions of snuggle
1

v move or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position

“The children snuggled into their sleeping bags”
Synonyms:
cuddle, draw close, nest, nestle, nuzzle
nestle
position comfortably
draw close
pull towards oneself
Type of:
cling to, clutch, hold close, hold tight
hold firmly, usually with one's hands

v position comfortably

Synonyms:
nestle
cuddle, draw close, nest, nestle, nuzzle
move or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position
Type of:
lay, place, pose, position, put, set
put into a certain place or abstract location

n a close and affectionate (and often prolonged) embrace

Synonyms:
cuddle, nestle
Type of:
embrace, embracement, embracing
the act of clasping another person in the arms (as in greeting or affection)

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