nuzzle

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verb nuz·zle \ˈnə-zəl\

Definition of nuzzle

nuzzled

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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 against something nuzzled her face against against the cushion

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


NUZZLE Defined for English Language Learners

nuzzle

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verb nuz·zle \ˈnə-zəl\

Definition of nuzzle for English Language Learners

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


NUZZLE Defined for Kids

nuzzle

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verb nuz·zle \ˈnə-zəl\

Definition of nuzzle for Students

nuzzled

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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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