Definition of nuzzle verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

nuzzle

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈnʌzl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈnʌzl//
 
[transitive, intransitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they nuzzle
BrE BrE//ˈnʌzl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈnʌzl//
 
he / she / it nuzzles
BrE BrE//ˈnʌzlz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈnʌzlz//
 
past simple nuzzled
BrE BrE//ˈnʌzld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈnʌzld//
 
past participle nuzzled
BrE BrE//ˈnʌzld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈnʌzld//
 
-ing form nuzzling
BrE BrE//ˈnʌzlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈnʌzlɪŋ//
 
 
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to touch or rub somebody/something with the nose or mouth, especially to show affection nuzzle somebody/something She nuzzled his ear. + adv./prep. The child nuzzled up against his mother. Word Origin late Middle English (in the sense ‘grovel’): frequentative from nose, reinforced by Dutch neuzelen ‘poke with the nose’.
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