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verb [intransitive]     huddle pronunciation in British English
Word Forms
present tense
present participlehuddling
past tensehuddled
past participlehuddled
  1. 1



    huddle together


    huddle up

    to move close together in order to stay warm, feel safe, or talk
    huddle around/round:

    We huddled round the fire for warmth.

    huddle with:

    Several aides huddled with the president, discussing strategy.

    1. a.
      if American football players huddle, they come together during the match in order to plan their next play
  2. 2
    to lie or sit with your arms and legs close to your body because you feel ill, cold, or upset


a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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