Nuzzle

Definition of Nuzzle

Nuz´zle   Pronunciation: nŭz´z'l
v. t.1.To noursle or nurse; to foster; to bring up.
The people had been nuzzled in idolatry.
- Milton.
2.To nestle; to house, as in a nest.
v. i.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.
- Shak.
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.
- Arbuthnot.
3.To hide the head, as a child in the mother's bosom; to nestle.
4.To loiter; to idle.

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bundle, burrow, caress, croodle, cuddle, feel up, fondle, knead, lap, massage, nestle, nose, pet, rub, rub against, rub noses, snuggle, stroke
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