nuzzle

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nuz·zle

 (nŭz′əl)
v. nuz·zled, nuz·zling, nuz·zles
v.tr.
1. To rub or push against gently with or as if with the nose or snout: stroked and nuzzled the kitten.
2. To root or move with the snout.
v.intr.
1. To make rubbing or pressing motions with or as if with the nose or snout.
2. To nestle together.

[Middle English noselen, to bend down, perhaps back-formation from noselyng, on the face, prostrate, from nose, nose; see nose.]

nuz′zler n.

nuzzle

(ˈnʌzəl)
vb
1. to push or rub gently against the nose or snout
2. (intr) to nestle; lie close
3. (tr) to dig out with the snout
[C15: nosele, from nose (n)]

nuz•zle

(ˈnʌz əl)

v. -zled, -zling,
n. v.i.
1. to burrow or root with the nose, snout, etc., as an animal does.
2. to thrust the nose, muzzle, etc.: The dog nuzzled up to its master.
3. to lie very close; cuddle or snuggle up.
v.t.
4. to root up with the nose or snout.
5. to touch or rub with the nose, muzzle, etc.
6. to thrust the nose, muzzle, snout, etc., against or into.
7. to thrust (the nose or head), as into something.
8. to lie very close to; cuddle or snuggle up to.
n.
9. an affectionate embrace.
[1375–1425; late Middle English noselen to grovel]

nuzzle


Past participle: nuzzled
Gerund: nuzzling

Imperative
nuzzle
nuzzle
Present
I nuzzle
you nuzzle
he/she/it nuzzles
we nuzzle
you nuzzle
they nuzzle
Preterite
I nuzzled
you nuzzled
he/she/it nuzzled
we nuzzled
you nuzzled
they nuzzled
Present Continuous
I am nuzzling
you are nuzzling
he/she/it is nuzzling
we are nuzzling
you are nuzzling
they are nuzzling
Present Perfect
I have nuzzled
you have nuzzled
he/she/it has nuzzled
we have nuzzled
you have nuzzled
they have nuzzled
Past Continuous
I was nuzzling
you were nuzzling
he/she/it was nuzzling
we were nuzzling
you were nuzzling
they were nuzzling
Past Perfect
I had nuzzled
you had nuzzled
he/she/it had nuzzled
we had nuzzled
you had nuzzled
they had nuzzled
Future
I will nuzzle
you will nuzzle
he/she/it will nuzzle
we will nuzzle
you will nuzzle
they will nuzzle
Future Perfect
I will have nuzzled
you will have nuzzled
he/she/it will have nuzzled
we will have nuzzled
you will have nuzzled
they will have nuzzled
Future Continuous
I will be nuzzling
you will be nuzzling
he/she/it will be nuzzling
we will be nuzzling
you will be nuzzling
they will be nuzzling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been nuzzling
you have been nuzzling
he/she/it has been nuzzling
we have been nuzzling
you have been nuzzling
they have been nuzzling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been nuzzling
you will have been nuzzling
he/she/it will have been nuzzling
we will have been nuzzling
you will have been nuzzling
they will have been nuzzling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been nuzzling
you had been nuzzling
he/she/it had been nuzzling
we had been nuzzling
you had been nuzzling
they had been nuzzling
Conditional
I would nuzzle
you would nuzzle
he/she/it would nuzzle
we would nuzzle
you would nuzzle
they would nuzzle
Past Conditional
I would have nuzzled
you would have nuzzled
he/she/it would have nuzzled
we would have nuzzled
you would have nuzzled
they would have nuzzled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.nuzzle - 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"
cling to, hold close, hold tight, clutch - hold firmly, usually with one's hands; "She clutched my arm when she got scared"
snuggle, nestle - position comfortably; "The baby nestled her head in her mother's elbow"
draw close - pull towards oneself; "He drew the crying child close"
2.nuzzle - rub noses
caress, fondle - touch or stroke lightly in a loving or endearing manner; "He caressed her face"; "They fondled in the back seat of the taxi"
3.nuzzle - dig out with the snout; "the pig nuzzled the truffle"
dig up, excavate, turn up - find by digging in the ground; "I dug up an old box in the garden"

nuzzle

verb snuggle, cuddle, nudge, burrow, nestle The dog came and nuzzled up against me.

nuzzle

verb
To lie or press close together, usually with another person or thing:
Translations
يَدُسُّ أنفَهُ مُداعِبا
čenichattisknout se čumákem
gnubbe med næsen
orrával érint
nugga nefinu utan í e-î, snugga
kepštelėti nosimi
bikstīt/pieglausties ar purnu
obtierať sa
burnu ile dokunmakburnunu sürtmek

nuzzle

[ˈnʌzl]
B. VIarrimarse

nuzzle

[ˈnʌzəl]
vt [animal] → frotter son nez contre; [person] → se blottir contre
nuzzle up against
vt fus [person] → se blottir contre; [animal] → frotter son nez contre

nuzzle

vt (pig) → aufwühlen; (dog) → beschnüffeln, beschnuppern
vi to nuzzle (up) against somebody, to nuzzle up to somebody (person, animal)sich an jdn schmiegen or drücken

nuzzle

[ˈnʌzl] vi to nuzzle up tostrofinare il muso contro

nuzzle

(ˈnazl) verb
to press, rub or caress with the nose. The horse nuzzled (against) her cheek.
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