Simple Definition of nuzzle
: to gently push or rub your nose or face against (someone or something) to show affection
Full Definition of nuzzle
nuzzlednuzzling play \ˈnəz-liŋ, ˈnə-zə-\
1 : to work with or as if with the nose; especially : to root, rub, or snuff something
2 : to lie close or snug
1 : to root, rub, or touch with or as if with the nose
2 : to rub or push gently (as one's face) against something
Examples of nuzzle in a sentence
The dog nuzzled my leg.
He nuzzled into her neck.
Origin of nuzzle
Middle English noselen to bring the nose toward the ground, from nose
First Known Use: 1530
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Definition of nuzzle for Students
: to push or rub with the nose <… the mare nuzzled again gently at his neck. — Susan Cooper, The Dark is Rising>
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