v. ca·noo·dled, ca·noo·dling, ca·noo·dles
To engage in amorous activities such as cuddling, caressing, or kissing.
To win over or convince by cajoling or flattering; wheedle: "his matchless ability to charm, bamboozle, or canoodle most of his political associates" (Timothy Garton Ash).
[Akin to English dialectal canoodle, donkey, fool, one who is foolish in love.]
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