English version

huddle

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhuddlehud‧dle1 /ˈhʌdl/ ●○○ verb  1 [intransitive, transitive] (also huddle together/up)TOGETHER if a group of people huddle together, they stay very close to each other, especially because they are cold or frightened We lay huddled together for warmth.huddle around People huddled around the radio, waiting for news.2 [intransitive always + adverb/preposition]BEND to lie or sit with your arms and legs close to your body because you are cold or frightened She huddled under the blankets. The snow blew against his huddled body.3 [intransitive] American English to sit or stand with a small group of people in order to discuss something privately The executive board huddled to discuss the issue.4 [intransitive] if American football players huddle, they gather around one player who tells them the plan for the next part of the game→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
huddleHomeless men huddled beneath flimsy blankets on the sidewalk.Last night families were huddled in fields fearing further tremors.A group of beggars were huddling in the shop entrance to keep dry.He sat huddled, looking pathetic and sorry for himself, and he would not smile.They smoke between classes and after lunch, much like their adult counterparts who huddle outside office buildings for smoke breaks.This week, the union's executive board huddled to discuss how to keep workers from competing against each other.The Springboks team, led by Joost van der Westhuizen, huddled together and prayed.The room didn't have any heating, and we had to huddle together for warmth.Quietly they huddled together on the cobbles of the drive.Even worse, during storms animals tend to huddle together, which creates even longer step potential loops.Mum was still huddled under the blanket.huddle aroundPeople huddled around their radios and TVs, waiting for news.
Related topics: American football
huddlehuddle2 noun [countable]  1 GROUP OF PEOPLEa group of people or things that are close together, but not arranged in any particular order, pattern, or systemhuddle of a huddle of straw huts Huddles of men stood around talking.2 DSAa group of players in American football who gather around one player who tells them the plan for the next part of the game3 get/go into a huddle
Examples from the Corpus
huddleAs each question is asked each team goes into a huddle and then writes down its answer.Gwendolen loses her composure and huddles in terror.They talked in a close huddle and every so often would both turn round and look at me.He talks incessantly, in huddles with Jason and his solicitor and junior counsel.Nabers asks the seniors to come up with a cheer to break the huddle.With 16 seconds left, and no timeouts remaining, Starr stepped into the huddle for the last call.Mariucci noted the huddle could look strange with Rudolph standing with the other linemen.Cops in twos and threes huddle, lightly tap their thighs with night sticks and smile at me with benevolence.huddle ofBotwood was a huddle of small houses around a small harbor.
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Verb table
huddle
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyhuddle
he, she, ithuddles
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhuddled
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave huddled
he, she, ithas huddled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad huddled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill huddle
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have huddled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam huddling
he, she, itis huddling
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you, we, theyare huddling
Past
I, he, she, itwas huddling
you, we, theywere huddling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been huddling
he, she, ithas been huddling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been huddling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be huddling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been huddling
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