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 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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  • nuzzling — nuz·zle || nÊŒzl v. push against or rub with the nose or snout; nestle, snuggle …   English contemporary dictionary

  • 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

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  • nuzzle — nuz|zle [ˈnʌzəl] v also nuzzle up [I always + adverb/preposition, T] [Date: 1400 1500; Origin: nose] to gently rub or press your nose or head against someone to show you like them ▪ Evan leaned forward and began nuzzling her shoulder. nuzzle… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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