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Meaning of “snug” in the English Dictionary

"snug" in British English

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snugadjective

uk   us   /snʌɡ/ (snugger, snuggest)
(of a ​person) ​feelingwarm, ​comfortable, and ​protected, or (of a ​place, ​especially a ​smallplace) giving ​feelings of ​warmth, ​comfort, and ​protection: We ​curled up in ​bed, all snug and ​warm, and ​listened to the ​stormoutside. I ​betyourfeet are ​nice and snug in ​your fur-lined ​boots! fittingclosely: These ​shoes are a ​bit too snug - do you have them in a ​largersize?
snugly
adverb uk   us   /ˈsnʌɡ.li/
She's ​curled up snugly in the ​armchair, ​reading a ​book. If we put the ​washingmachine over there, the ​fridge will fit snugly (= ​closely) into this ​space.

snugnoun [C]

uk   us   /snʌɡ/ (also snuggery ) UK
a ​smallroom or ​area in a ​pub where only a few ​people can ​sit
(Definition of snug from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"snug" in American English

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snugadjective

 us   /snʌɡ/
  • snug adjective (WARM)

[-er/-est only] (-gg-) warm, ​comfortable, and ​protected: Are you ​nice and snug in that ​sleepingbag?
  • snug adjective (CLOSE FITTING)

fittingclosely or ​tightly: snug ​bluejeans
(Definition of snug from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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