To hold close in one’s arms as a way of showing love or affection.
“He cuddles the baby close.”
synonyms: hug, embrace, clasp, hold tight, hold/fold in one’s arms, snuggle
A prolonged and affectionate hug.
“They enjoyed a quick cuddle after work.”
“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” Leo Buscaglia