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cuddleverb [I or T]

uk   /ˈkʌd.əl/  us   /ˈkʌd.əl/
to put ​yourarms around someone and ​hold them in a ​loving way, or (of two ​people) to ​hold each other ​close to show ​love or for ​comfort: She cuddled the ​baby and ​eventually it ​stoppedcrying. They ​sat in the back ​row of the ​cinemakissing and cuddling.
noun [C] uk   us   mainly UK
Come here and give me a cuddle.
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of cuddle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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cuddleverb [I/T]

 us   /ˈkʌd·əl/
to put ​yourarms 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 ​lieclose to someone or something: [I] I like to cuddle up in ​front of the ​fireplace with a good ​book.

cuddlenoun [C]

 us   /ˈkʌd·əl/
an ​act of being ​heldclose by someone for ​affection or ​comfort: I need a cuddle.
(Definition of cuddle from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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