Huddle

Definition of Huddle

Hud´dle
v. i.1.To press together promiscuously, from confusion, apprehension, or the like; to crowd together confusedly; to press or hurry in disorder; to crowd.
[imp. & p. p. Huddled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Huddling .]
The cattle huddled on the lea.
- Tennyson.
Huddling together on the public square . . . like a herd of panic-struck deer.
- Prescott.
v. t.1.To crowd (things) together to mingle confusedly; to assemble without order or system.
2.To do, make, or put, in haste or roughly; hence, to do imperfectly; - usually with a following preposition or adverb; as, to huddle on; to huddle up; to huddle together.
Let him forescat his work with timely care,
Which else is huddled when the skies are fair.
- Dryden.
Now, in all haste, they huddle on
Their hoods, their cloaks, and get them gone.
- Swift.
n.1.A crowd; a number of persons or things crowded together in a confused manner; tumult; confusion.

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