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snug down

1. To secure the equipment, gear, or parts of a ship or other seafaring vessel that could be damaged or blown away in preparation for an oncoming storm. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "snug" and "down." We scrambled to snug down the sailboat as the wind and rain began to intensify. I found myself wishing I had my wife with my to snug the yacht down at the end of the day.
2. To settle into a very warm, comfortable, cozy position. When I was in my twenties, I loved to go out to parties on Friday nights, but now I'm happy to just snug down in front of the TV with a good movie.
See also: down, snug

snug down (some place)

to become comfortable and warm in a place. The cat snugged down at the foot of the bed. Finally the children snugged down and we could go to sleep.
See also: down, snug

snug down

v.
To prepare some vessel to weather a storm, as by taking in sail or securing movable gear: The sailors snugged down the ship. Let's snug the boat down before the storm comes.
See also: down, snug
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Screw the stud with spacer (2) into the lug (4) and snug down the stud.
USE A 1/8-IN HEX (ALLEN) WRENCH TO SNUG DOWN THE SCREWS IN THE DRIVE SPROCKET.
Screw the lug with spacer into the stud and snug down the lug.
Keep the support and bracket tight by always using new lock washers, NSN 5310-00-584-5272: Then snug down the bolts, NSN 5305-01-396-0996, nice and tight.