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nuzzle

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verb nuz·zle \ˈnə-zəl\

Simple Definition of nuzzle

  • : to gently push or rub your nose or face against (someone or something) to show affection

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of nuzzle

nuzzled

nuzzling

play \ˈnəz-liŋ, ˈnə-zə-\
  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to work with or as if with the nose; especially :  to root, rub, or snuff something

  3. 2 :  to lie close or snug

  4. transitive verb
  5. 1 :  to root, rub, or touch with or as if with the nose

  6. 2 :  to rub or push gently (as one's face) against something

Examples of nuzzle in a sentence

  1. The dog nuzzled my leg.

  2. He nuzzled into her neck.



Origin and Etymology of nuzzle

Middle English noselen to bring the nose toward the ground, from nose


First Known Use: 1530

Rhymes with nuzzle


NUZZLE Defined for Kids

nuzzle

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verb nuz·zle \ˈnə-zəl\

Definition of nuzzle for Students

nuzzled

nuzzling

  1. :  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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