August 10, 2011 By Angela Boothroyd
To huddle up is to move closer to other people, or to keep your arms and legs very close to your body, usually because you are cold or frightened
Examples of use:
1. Our hotel room was freezing so we huddled up in front of the fire.
2. Lost in the snow storm, they huddled up in their tent for warmth.
3. When the police opened the back of the truck, they found five frightened people huddled up behind the boxes.
4. It was so cold last winter that we had to huddle up on the sofa to keep warm.
5. She huddles up under her bedcovers when there is thunder and lightning.
|present simple||huddle up and huddles up|
|-ing form||huddling up|
|past simple||huddled up|
|past participle||huddled up|
Can you use this phrasal verb in a sentence?
Have you huddled up with someone for warmth, or because you were scared?
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