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cuddle

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcuddlecud‧dle1 /ˈkʌdl/ verb [intransitive, transitive]  HOLDto hold someone or something very close to you with your arms around them, especially to show that you love themhug Dawn and her boyfriend were cuddling on the sofa.see thesaurus at hug cuddle up→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
cuddleThe sensitive child may dislike being tickled or cuddled.She had fallen asleep in her chair, cuddling a little teddy bear.Jenny sat on the couch, cuddling a stuffed toy dog.The couple cuddled and kissed all through dinner.His sister Shantel cuddled close to him.The young nurses were very kind and would kiss and cuddle her.Stuart wriggled as she cuddled him.He attacked the couple as they cuddled in their car at a remote beauty spot.They were kissing and cuddling on the sofa.I wouldn't really fancy that - it'd be no good to cuddle or nothing.Working-class women cuddled their babies up in the warm as women had done for millions of years.Relax by cuddling your knees, then repeat.
cuddlecuddle2 noun [singular]  HOLDan act of cuddling someonehug Come over here and let me give you a cuddle.
Examples from the Corpus
cuddleDiana was treated with kid gloves when all she needed was some sensible advice, a cuddle and a consoling word.To a child, Mrs Burrows, a slap is as good as a cuddle.She was giving the baby a cuddle.Father immediately suggested that Jenny go and sit on his lap and he gave her a big cuddle.Or a cosy cuddle without all that ear-bashing.I used to give him the odd cuddle and I used to give him lifts home on my bike.And, above all, provide plenty of cuddles, consolation, and enthusiastic, encouragement for every achievement!give ... cuddleShe should have given Lily a cuddle.Even though Marci gets to give him a cuddle from time to time and wash his favourite bright red undies.She comes up to the house and starts bellowing, and just will not stop until you give her a cuddle!
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Verb table
cuddle
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theycuddle
he, she, itcuddles
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theycuddled
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave cuddled
he, she, ithas cuddled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad cuddled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill cuddle
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have cuddled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam cuddling
he, she, itis cuddling
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you, we, theyare cuddling
Past
I, he, she, itwas cuddling
you, we, theywere cuddling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been cuddling
he, she, ithas been cuddling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been cuddling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be cuddling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been cuddling
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