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cud·dle / ˈkədl/ • v. [tr.] hold close in one's arms as a way of showing love or affection: he cuddles the baby close [intr.] the pair have been spotted kissing and cuddling. ∎  [intr.] lie or sit close and snug: I love cuddling up in front of a fire. • n. a prolonged and affectionate hug. DERIVATIVES: cud·dle·some / -səm/ adj.

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cuddle

cuddle XVIII. perh. f. dial. couth comfortable, snug + -LE 2. But cf. †cull (XVI) fondle, var. of †coll (XIV) aphetic — OF. acoler embrace.

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Cuddle

Cuddle

of teddy bears.

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cuddle

cuddleaddle, paddle, saddle, skedaddle, staddle, straddle •candle, Coromandel, dandle, Handel, handle, mishandle, Randall, sandal, scandal, vandal •manhandle, panhandle •packsaddle • side-saddle •backpedal, heddle, medal, meddle, pedal, peddle, treadle •Grendel, Kendall, Lendl, Mendel, Rendell, sendal, Wendell •cradle, ladle •beadle, bipedal, credal, needle, wheedle •diddle, fiddle, griddle, kiddle, Liddell, middle, piddle, riddle, twiddle •brindle, dwindle, kindle, spindle, swindle, Tyndale •paradiddle, taradiddle •pyramidal • apsidal •bridal, bridle, fratricidal, genocidal, germicidal, homicidal, idle, idol, infanticidal, insecticidal, intertidal, matricidal, parricidal, patricidal, pesticidal, regicidal, sidle, suicidal, tidal, tyrannicidal, uxoricidal •coddle, doddle, model, noddle, swaddle, toddle, twaddle, waddle •fondle, rondel •mollycoddle •caudal, chordal, dawdle •poundal, roundel •Gödel, modal, yodel •crinoidal •boodle, caboodle, canoodle, doodle, feudal, noodle, poodle, strudel, udal •befuddle, cuddle, fuddle, huddle, muddle, puddle, ruddle •bundle, trundle •prebendal • synodal •antipodal, tripodal •citadel •curdle, engirdle, girdle, hurdle •dirndl

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