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cuddle

verb [I/T]  /ˈkʌd·əl/ us  
to put your arms around someone and hold him or her in a loving way, or of two people, to hold each other close for affection or comfort: [T] She cuddled the baby in her arms. To cuddle up is to sit or lie close to someone or something: [I] I like to cuddle up in front of the fireplace with a good book.

cuddle

noun [C]  /ˈkʌd·əl/ us  
an act of being held close by someone for affection or comfort: I need a cuddle.
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