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Meaning of NUZZLE

Pronunciation:  'nuzul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  dig out with the snout, of animals
  2. [v]  rub noses
  3. [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"

NUZZLE is a 6 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: cuddle, draw close, nestle, nose, snuggle
 See Also: caress, cling to, clutch, dig up, excavate, hold close, hold tight, turn up



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \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.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: bundle, burrow, caress, croodle, cuddle, feel up, fondle, knead, lap, massage, nestle, nose, pet, rub, rub against, rub noses, snuggle, stroke