Definitions for: Nuzzle

[v] dig out with the snout, of animals
[v] rub noses
[v] move or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position; "We cuddled against each other to keep warm"; "The children snuggled into their sleeping bags"

Webster (1913) Definition: Nuz"zle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Nuzzied;p. pr. & vb. n.
Nuzzling.] [See Noursle.]
1. To noursle or nurse; to foster; to bring up. [Obs.]

The people had been nuzzled in idolatry. --Milton.

2. [Perh. a corruption of nestle. Cf. Nustle.] To nestle;
to house, as in a nest.

Nuz"zle, v. i. [Dim. fr. nose. See Nozzle.]
1. To work with the nose, like a swine in the mud.

And nuzzling in his flank, the loving swine
Sheathed, unaware, the tusk in his soft groin.

He charged through an army of lawyers, sometimes . .
. nuzzling like an eel in the mud. --Arbuthnot.

2. To go with head poised like a swine, with nose down.

Sir Roger shook his ears, and nuzzled along.

3. [Cf. Nuzzle, v. t., 2.] To hide the head, as a child in
the mother's bosom; to nestle.

4. To loiter; to idle. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell.

Synonyms: cuddle, draw close, nestle, nose, snuggle

See Also: caress, cling to, clutch, dig up, excavate, hold close, hold tight, turn up

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