Nuzzle



[nuhz-uh l] /ˈnʌz əl/

verb (used without object), nuzzled, nuzzling.
1.
to burrow or root with the nose, snout, etc., as an animal does:
a rabbit nuzzling into the snow.
2.
to thrust the nose, muzzle, etc.:
The dog nuzzled up to his master.
3.
to lie very close to someone or something; cuddle or snuggle up.
verb (used with object), nuzzled, nuzzling.
4.
to root up with the nose, snout, etc.:
training pigs to nuzzle truffles from the ground.
5.
to touch or rub with the nose, snout, muzzle, etc.
6.
to thrust the nose, muzzle, snout, etc., against or into:
The horse was nuzzling my pocket for sugar.
7.
to thrust (the nose or head), as into something.
8.
to lie very close to; cuddle or snuggle up to.
noun
9.
an affectionate embrace or cuddle.
/ˈnʌzəl/
verb
1.
to push or rub gently against the nose or snout
2.
(intransitive) to nestle; lie close
3.
(transitive) to dig out with the snout
v.

early 15c., “to bring the nose to the ground,” back-formation from noselyng “on the nose, prostrate,” frequentative of nose (v.); meaning “burrow with the nose” is first attested 1520s; that of “lie snug” is from 1590s, influenced by nestle, or by nursle, frequentative of nurse. Related: Nuzzled; nuzzling.

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