Huddle meaning

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A densely packed group or crowd, as of people or animals.
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The definition of a huddle is a crowded mess of people or things, or is a group of people crowded together for a private conversation.

A group of football players on the field with their heads bent close together so they can have a private talk about their next play is an example of a huddle.

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(football) A brief gathering of a team's players behind the line of scrimmage to receive instructions for the next play.
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A small private conference or meeting.
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Huddle is defined as to crowd together, or to curl up closely.

When football players gather around and put their heads together to whisper about their next play, this is an example of when they huddle.

When you are cold and you pull your knees up tight against your chest and wrap your arms around them, curling into a little ball, this is an example of when you huddle.

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(football) To gather in a huddle.
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To crowd together, as from cold or fear.
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To draw or curl one's limbs close to one's body; crouch.
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(informal) To gather together for conference or consultation.

During the crisis the President's national security advisers huddled.

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To cause to crowd together.
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To draw (oneself) together in a crouch.
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(chiefly british) To arrange, do, or make hastily or carelessly.
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To crowd, push, or nestle close together, as cows do in a storm.
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To draw the limbs close to the body, as from cold.

To huddle under a blanket.

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(informal) To hold a private, informal conference.
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(football) To gather in a huddle.
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To crowd close together.
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To hunch or draw (oneself) up.
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To do, put, or make hastily and carelessly.
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To push or thrust in a hurried or disordered manner.
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A confused crowd or heap of persons or things.
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Confusion; muddle; jumble.
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(informal) A private, informal conference.
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(football) A grouping of a team behind the line of scrimmage to receive signals before a play.
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(American football) A brief meeting of all the players from one team that are on the field with the purpose of planning the following play.
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(intransitive) To crowd together as when distressed or in fear.

The sheep huddled together seeking warmth.

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(intransitive) To curl one's legs up to the chest and keep one's arms close to the torso; to crouch; to assume a position similar to that of an embryo in the womb.
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To get together and discuss.
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(intransitive, American football) To form a huddle.
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To crowd (things) together; to mingle confusedly; to assemble without order or system.
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To do, make, or put, in haste or roughly; hence, to do imperfectly; usually with a following preposition or adverb (huddle on, huddle up, huddle together).
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Origin of huddle

  • From huddle to crowd together possibly from Low German hudeln (s)keu- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Variant of Hudd.

    From Wiktionary