Nuzzled
Nuzzle Nuz"zle (n[u^]z"z'l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Nuzzled} (n[u^]z"z'ld);p. pr. & vb. n. {Nuzzling} (n[u^]z"zl[i^]ng).] [See {Noursle}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To noursle or nurse; to foster; to bring up. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

The people had been nuzzled in idolatry. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. [Perh. a corruption of nestle. Cf. {Nustle}.] To nestle; to house, as in a nest. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • nuzzled — nÊŒzld adj. snuggled, cuddled; rubbed against (by a nose) nuz·zle || nÊŒzl v. push against or rub with the nose or snout; nestle, snuggle …   English contemporary dictionary

  • nuzzle — [[t]nʌ̱z(ə)l[/t]] nuzzles, nuzzling, nuzzled VERB If you nuzzle someone or something, you gently rub your nose and mouth against them to show affection. [V n] She nuzzled me and I cuddled her... [V adv/prep] The dog came and nuzzled up against me …   English dictionary

  • Nuzzle — Nuz zle (n[u^]z z l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Nuzzled} (n[u^]z z ld);p. pr. & vb. n. {Nuzzling} (n[u^]z zl[i^]ng).] [See {Noursle}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To noursle or nurse; to foster; to bring up. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The people had been nuzzled in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nuzzling — Nuzzle Nuz zle (n[u^]z z l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Nuzzled} (n[u^]z z ld);p. pr. & vb. n. {Nuzzling} (n[u^]z zl[i^]ng).] [See {Noursle}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To noursle or nurse; to foster; to bring up. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The people had been… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nuzzle — /nuz euhl/, v., nuzzled, nuzzling, n. v.i. 1. to burrow or root with the nose, snout, etc., as an animal does: a rabbit nuzzling into the snow. 2. to thrust the nose, muzzle, etc.: The dog nuzzled up to his master. 3. to lie very close to someone …   Universalium

  • nuzzle — verb 1) the horse nuzzled at her pocket Syn: nudge, nose, prod, push, root 2) she nuzzled up to her boyfriend Syn: snuggle up to, cuddle up to, nestle close to, embrace, hug …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • nuzzle — UK [ˈnʌz(ə)l] / US verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms nuzzle : present tense I/you/we/they nuzzle he/she/it nuzzles present participle nuzzling past tense nuzzled past participle nuzzled to press your nose or face against something gently …   English dictionary

  • nuzzle — [c]/ˈnʌzəl / (say nuzuhl) verb (nuzzled, nuzzling) –verb (i) 1. to burrow or root with the nose, as an animal does. 2. to thrust the nose (against, in, up, etc.): the pup nuzzled up close to the sick child. 3. to snuggle or cuddle up with someone …   Australian English dictionary

  • Nuzzle — Nuz zle (n[u^]z z l), v. i. [Dim. fr. nose. See {Nozzle}.] 1. To work with the nose, like a swine in the mud. [1913 Webster] And nuzzling in his flank, the loving swine Sheathed, unaware, the tusk in his soft groin. Shak. [1913 Webster] He… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nuzzle — verb (nuzzled; nuzzling) Etymology: Middle English noselen to bring the nose toward the ground, from nose Date: 1530 intransitive verb 1. to work with or as if with the nose; especially to root, rub, or snuff something 2. to lie close or snug… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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