Meaning of “huddle” in the English Dictionary

"huddle" in British English

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huddleverb [ I usually + adv/prep ]

uk /ˈhʌd.əl/ us /ˈhʌd.əl/

to come close together in a group, or to hold your arms and legs close to your body, especially because of cold or fear:

Everyone huddled round the fire to keep warm.
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 /ˈhʌd.əl/ us /ˈhʌd.əl/

huddle noun [ C ] (SMALL GROUP)

a small group of people or things that are close together:

A small group of people stood in a huddle at the bus stop.
go into a huddle

to get into a group in order to talk secretly:

The judges went into a huddle to decide the winner.

huddle noun [ C ] (AMERICAN FOOTBALL)

US a group formed by the members of a team in American football before they separate and continue to play

(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 hold your arms and legs close to your body, esp. because of cold or fear:

Everyone huddled around the fire to keep warm.
huddle
noun [ C ] us /ˈhʌd·əl/

The football players formed a huddle.

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