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huddleverb [I usually + adv/prep]

uk   us   /ˈhʌd.l̩/
to come ​close together in a ​group, or to ​holdyourarms and ​legsclose to ​yourbody, ​especially because of ​cold or ​fear: Everyone huddled round the ​fire to ​keepwarm. It was so ​cold that we huddled together for ​warmth. Sophie was so ​frightened by the ​noise of the ​fireworks that she huddled (up) in a ​corner of the ​room.

huddlenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈhʌd.l̩/
  • huddle noun [C] (SMALL GROUP)

a ​smallgroup of ​people or things that are ​close together: A ​smallgroup of ​peoplestood in a huddle at the ​busstop.go into a huddle to get into a ​group in ​order to ​talksecretly: The ​judges went into a huddle to ​decide the ​winner.
(Definition of huddle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"huddle" in American English

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huddleverb [I always + adv/prep]

 us   /ˈhʌd·əl/
to come ​close together in a ​group, or to ​holdyourarms and ​legsclose to ​yourbody, esp. because of ​cold or ​fear: Everyone huddled around the ​fire to ​keepwarm.
huddle
noun [C]  us   /ˈhʌd·əl/
The ​footballplayersformed a huddle.
(Definition of huddle from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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