I'd like to cuddle

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Which of these are correct and do they mean the same?

I'd like to ..... my girlfriend now.

cuddle
smooch
spoon
neck
canoodle
smooge
smoodge
fondle
lollygag
romp with
 

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Which of these are correct and do they mean the same?

I'd like to ..... my girlfriend now.

cuddle:tick: (usually followed by 'with')
smooch:tick:
spoon :tick:
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Requires the preposition 'with' since it's intransitive.
neck
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Requires the preposition 'with' since it's intransitive.
canoodle
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Requires the preposition 'with' since it's intransitive.
smooge ? I'm not aware of this verb in AmE. Perhaps it exists in other variants of English.
smoodge ? I'm not aware of this verb in AmE. Perhaps it exists in other variants of English.
fondle
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lollygag :tick::cross: It's intransitive, so you could lollygag 'with' someone, but it's not natural.
romp with
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Some work in your sentence, some don't. However they all have quite different meanings, as far as I know. Perhaps the two I'm not familiar with in AmE have similar meanings to one of the other words.

Some express a more romantic sentiment, while others are of a more erotic nature.
 

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The only verbs that really work here are neck and cuddle. The others are no longer in current usage. Canoodle? Come on. The last canoodler was an 1890s gay blade. Moving on to current usage ...

The difference between necking and cuddling is that cuddling is less likely to escalate. Cuddling may be its own reward. Necking, on the other hand, tends tends to lead to other things.
 
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And we don't use "neck" this way in BrE.

These are fairly similar to each other:

I'd like to cuddle her.
I'd like to hold her.
I'd like to hug her.
I'd like to spoon [with] her.

"I'd like to fondle her" is, as was previously suggested, definitely more erotic/sexual.

We don't usually use "I want to smooch her". We might say that two people were smooching.
 
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