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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.
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.