Meaning of “cuddle” in the English Dictionary

"cuddle" in English

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cuddleverb [ I or T ]

uk /ˈkʌd.əl/ us /ˈkʌd.əl/
noun [ C ] uk us mainly UK

Come here and give me a cuddle.

Phrasal verb(s)

(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 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.

cuddlenoun [ C ]

us /ˈkʌd·əl/

an act of being held close by someone for affection or comfort:

I need a cuddle.

(Definition of “cuddle” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)