Simple Definition of nuzzle
: to gently push or rub your nose or face against (someone or something) to show affection
Full Definition of nuzzle
nuzzlingplay \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 and Etymology 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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