nuzzle Meaning, Definition & Usage
verb move or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position
nest; nestle; cuddle; draw close; snuggle.
- We cuddled against each other to keep warm
- The children snuggled into their sleeping bags
verb rub noses
verb dig out with the snout
- the pig nuzzled the truffle
Nuz"zle transitive verb
To noursle or nurse; to foster; to bring up.Obs.
The people had been nuzzled in idolatry. Milton.
Perh. a corruption of nestle. Cf. Nustle. To nestle; to house, as in a nest.
Nuz"zle intransitive verb
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. Shak.
He charged through an army of lawyers, sometimes . . . nuzzling like an eel in the mud. Arbuthnot.
To go with head poised like a swine, with nose down.
Sir Roger shook his ears, and nuzzled along. Arbuthnot.
Cf. Nuzzle, v. t., 2. To hide the head, as a child in the mother's bosom; to nestle.
To loiter; to idle.Prov. Eng. Halliwell.
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