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cuddleverb [I or T]

uk   us   /ˈkʌd.l̩/
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.
cuddle
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)

"cuddle" in American English

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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)
Translations of “cuddle”
in Korean 껴안다…
in Arabic يُعانِق…
in Malaysian peluk…
in French câliner…
in Russian обнимать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 抱, (互相)擁抱,摟抱…
in Italian stringere tra le braccia, coccolare…
in Turkish sarılmak, kucaklamak, bağrına basmak…
in Polish przytulać…
in Spanish abrazar, achuchar…
in Vietnamese ôm ấp…
in Portuguese abraçar, acariciar, afagar…
in Thai กอดด้วยความรักใคร่…
in German herzen, knuddeln…
in Catalan abraçar…
in Japanese ~を抱きしめる…
in Chinese (Simplified) 抱, (互相)拥抱,搂抱…
in Indonesian memeluk…
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