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get into a huddle

To discuss something privately with a small and/or specific group of people. Likened to a huddle in American football, in which the offensive team gathers together before a play to discuss their plan. Go ahead and get into a huddle with your husband and decide if you want to submit a counter-offer.
See also: get, huddle

go into a huddle

To discuss something privately with a small and/or specific group of people. Likened to a huddle in American football, in which the offensive team gathers together before a play to discuss their plan. Why don't you go into a huddle with your husband and decide if you want to submit a counter-offer?
See also: go, huddle

huddle around (someone or something)

To come together around someone or something in a small and/or specific group. We huddled around the computer to watch the video. Come on, fellas, huddle around the coaches!
See also: around, huddle

huddle together

1. To come together in a small group. It was so cold that we had to huddle together for warmth while we waited to enter the stadium.
2. To bring people together in a small group. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "huddle" and "together." It was so cold that Dad huddled all of us together for warmth while we waited to enter the stadium.
See also: huddle, together

huddle up

1. To come together in a small and/or specific group, often to discuss something privately. Likened to a huddle in American football, in which the offensive team gathers together before a play to discuss their plan. Go ahead and huddle up with your husband and decide if you want to submit a counter-offer. Come on, fellas, huddle up with the coaches!
2. To cause people to come together in a small and/or specific group. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "huddle" and "up." Can you huddle up everyone who's going on the next tour?
3. To bring the limbs in close to the body; to curl up. We huddled up together to try to keep warm.
See also: huddle, up
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

go into a huddle

 
1. Lit. [for team members] to get into a small circle and plan what they are going to do next. They went into a huddle to plan their strategy. The players will go into a huddle and decide what to do.
2. . Fig. [for people] to group together to talk and decide what to do. We went into a huddle to plan our sales strategy. Top-level management needs to go into a huddle and come up with a good plan.
See also: go, huddle

huddle around someone or something

to gather or bunch around someone or something. The girls huddled around Mary to hear what she had to say. The kids huddled around the cake and consumed it almost instantaneously.
See also: around, huddle

huddle someone together

to bunch people together. The scoutmaster huddled the boys together to give them a pep talk. Let's huddle everyone together to keep warm.
See also: huddle, together

huddle (up) (together)

to bunch up together. The children huddled up together to keep warm. They huddled up to keep warm. The newborn rabbits huddled together and squirmed hungrily.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

go into a huddle

Gather together privately to talk about or plan something, as in The attorneys went into a huddle with their client before asking the next question. Although huddle has been used since the 16th century in the sense of "a crowded mass of things," the current usage comes from football, where the team goes into a huddle to decide on the next play. [Mid-1900s]
See also: go, huddle
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

get/go into a ˈhuddle (with somebody)

move close to somebody so that you can talk about something without other people hearing: Every time she asked a question, the group went into a huddle before giving her an answer.
See also: get, go, huddle
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

huddle up

v.
1. To move close together to form a tightly packed group: The football team huddled up to discuss the next play.
2. To cause a group to come together in a tightly packed crowd: I huddled the children up in a group in the museum lobby. The police huddled up the protesters and led them into the van.
3. To assume a position with the limbs drawn up close to the body: The lost hiker huddled up under a shelter made of branches and leaves.
See also: huddle, up
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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