snuggle

(redirected from snuggling)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
Like this video? Subscribe to our free daily email and get a new idiom video every day!

snuggle (up) against (one)

To lie, curl up to, or press up against one in an intimate, comfortable manner. He snuggled up against me on the park bench, as we watched the sun go down on the horizon. I snuggled up against Tom during the movie to let him know that I wanted to be more than just friends.
See also: snuggle

snuggle bunny

A term of affection for a romantic partner or child. I'm so glad you're home, my snuggle bunny! I miss you so much when you're away on business.
See also: bunny, snuggle

snuggle down (into something)

To settle or nestle down (into something) snugly and comfortably. I held my favorite teddy bear close to my chest, snuggled down into my bed, and fell fast asleep. She snuggled down and spent the rest of the afternoon watching reruns of her favorite TV show.
See also: down, snuggle

snuggle down with (someone or something)

To settle down (on or into something) snugly and comfortably while cuddling or holding onto someone or something. I crawled into bed, snuggled down with my favorite teddy bear, and fell fast asleep. She snuggled down with her husband on the sofa to watch the movie.
See also: down, snuggle

snuggle up (to one)

To lie, curl up to, or press up against one in an intimate, comfortable manner. We snuggled up on the park bench, watching the sun go down on the horizon. I snuggled up to him as we watched the movie to let him know that I wanted to be more than just friends.
See also: snuggle, up
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

snuggle down (with something)

to nestle [into something] with something, such as a blanket, doll, book, etc. The baby snuggled down with her blanket and was asleep in no time. Sally grabbed onto her favorite doll and snuggled down for the night.
See also: down, snuggle

snuggle down

(with someone) to nestle [into something] with someone else. Billy snuggled down with his sister in the big feather bed. They snuggled down and went to sleep.
See also: down, snuggle

snuggle down (with something)

to nestle [into something] with something, such as a blanket, doll, book, etc. The baby snuggled down with her blanket and was asleep in no time. Sally grabbed onto her favorite doll and snuggled down for the night.
See also: down, snuggle

snuggle (up) against someone or something

to press or cuddle against someone or something, as if to keep warm. Tiffany snuggled up against Tad and asked him to give her some chewing gum. He snuggled against the warm wall on the other side of the fireplace.
See also: snuggle

snuggle up (to someone or something)

to cuddle up close to someone or something. Kelly snuggled up to Jeff. she snuggled up and said she wanted him to go pick up a pizza.
See also: snuggle, up
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

snuggle up

v.
1. To lie or press close together: The lovers snuggled up in front of the fire.
2. To lie or press close to someone or something: The puppy snuggled up to its mother.
3. To curl up closely or comfortably; nestle: I snuggled up under the covers.
See also: snuggle, 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.
See also:
References in periodicals archive ?
Caption: Snuggling with your cat has many benefits for both you and your cat.
She said: "Meg was snuggling into my chest all the time and digging me.
She said no city ordinances address snuggling businesses.
Joe the cockerel spends hours in front of the mirror at Judi Hewitt's home - and likes nothing more than snuggling up with her four cats by the fire (inset)
Perfect for snuggling up with or to throw over a chair or bed, these fabulously soft and luxurious throws are 75% mohair, 23% pure wool & 2% nylon.
These human figures disturb the main picture; like snuggling or bickering lovers in a cinema, they are involved in stories that can never be absorbed by the view or by other viewers.
He is snuggling with Mamimi, who is a pyromaniac, when a motorcycle-driving alien named Haruko smashes him in the head with her guitar.
WINTER ESCAPE: More than 500 Florida manatees have been spotted snuggling in heated water of a single power plant.
The little ones are right there with her, going along for the ride--and still snuggling in her soft, warm fur.
From that day forward, the Mozart-loving cat is Jennifer's constant companion, snuggling up especially close whenever she plays the piano.
Brooke was jumping on the beds, bouncing on them, lying on them, snuggling up to Chris to make sure they were the right size.
Measurements that she and her Bayreuth colleague Konrad Fiedler made, however, indicate that metabolic heat of caterpillars snuggling in a tent can slowly raise the temperature some 2.5 [degrees] to 3 [degrees] C.
Gwyneth, 27, has been seen snuggling up to Guy Oseary, 26, an executive with Madonna's record company, and is said to have spent nights at his home.
"What I like best is snuggling with my brother and mom and dad.
Jip is described as a bonny boy who is very intelligent and enjoys snuggling up for hugs and slobbery kisses, while Monty loves spending time with people and likes to be kept active.