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NUZZLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does nuzzle mean? 

NUZZLE (verb)
  The verb NUZZLE has 3 senses:

1. move or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position
2. rub noses
3. dig out with the snout

  Familiarity information: NUZZLE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


NUZZLE (verb)


Sense 1nuzzle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Move or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

cuddle; draw close; nestle; nuzzle; snuggle; nest

Context examples:

We cuddled against each other to keep warm / The children snuggled into their sleeping bags

Hypernyms (to "nuzzle" is one way to...):

cling to; clutch; hold close; hold tight (hold firmly, usually with one's hands)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP

Sentence examples:

Sam and Sue nuzzle
Sam cannot nuzzle Sue


Sense 2nuzzle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Rub noses

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

nuzzle; nose

Hypernyms (to "nuzzle" is one way to...):

caress (touch or stroke lightly in a loving or endearing manner)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s


Sense 3nuzzle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Dig out with the snout

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

the pig nuzzled the truffle

Hypernyms (to "nuzzle" is one way to...):

dig up; excavate; turn up (find by digging in the ground)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


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