|Origin:||Perhaps from Low German hudeln 'to crowd together'|
1 [intransitive and transitive] also huddle together/up
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.
People huddled around the radio, waiting for news.
2 [intransitive always + adverb/preposition]
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.
if American football players huddle, they gather around one player who tells them the plan for the next part of the game