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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of huddle.
  • adj. crowded together in a huddle
  • adj. crouched

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. crowded or massed together


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  • But when McCain huddled with his closest advisers at his rustic Arizona cabin last weekend to map out his presidential campaign, virtually every one was part of the Washington lobbying culture he has long decried.

    McCain's double-speak on lobbyists

  • I'm going to be in huddled in the corner for a while now ...

    Crying Now...

  • For, it is impossible to turn our eyes on any point of the starlit vista of human history, without being overwhelmed with a heart-breaking sense of the immense treasure of radiant human lives that has gone to its making, the innumerable dramatic careers now shrunk to a mere mention, the divinely passionate destinies, once all wild dream and dancing blood, now nought but a name huddled with a thousand such in some dusty index, seldom turned to even by the scholar, and as unknown to the world at large as the moss-grown name on some sunken headstone in a country churchyard.

    Vanishing Roads and Other Essays

  • Passengers await boarding calls huddled in groups, like at a bus or railway station, and walk across the tarmac to their planes.

    Affirmative Action Spurs Asian Debate

  • Looking up at the cry, Anna discerned among the clustering leaves of the black oak a huddled figure, with raccoon-like eyes, peering down at the mounting snake, to escape from which he had, in fact, climbed the tree.

    The Junior Classics — Volume 8 Animal and Nature Stories

  • Who would not be moved by this image of a family, "huddled" against the cold, working on the family budget, waiting for "their leaders" to work on theirs?

    James K. Galbraith: Casting Light on "The Moment of Truth"

  • And I know that even the campaign, everyone around kind of huddled, and they were so shocked to hear the girls be so outspoken.

    CNN Transcript Jul 13, 2008

  • WHITFIELD: And so you actually grabbed one of the students, right, and you guys kind of huddled together?

    CNN Transcript Mar 3, 2007

  • I mean, it was like something out of, you know, the films you ` ve seen in the Depression, families kind of huddled around fires just for warmth, trying to gather strength from one another.

    CNN Transcript Jan 4, 2006

  • A bevy of officials "huddled" for a moment and ultimately informed me that what I had brought would be quite sufficient.

    Ahh, caught in the middle between 2 consulates


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