verb (used without object), nuz·zled, nuz·zling.
verb (used with object), nuz·zled, nuz·zling.
Origin of nuzzle
Examples from the Web for nuzzle
It would be so nice just to lean back and nuzzle up to her, down in the sand.The Hunted Heroes|Robert Silverberg
They stirred, making tiny whimpering sounds and trying to move their heads to nuzzle at her fingers.Space Prison|Tom Godwin
They would push and nuzzle a man along a road, and never upset him.Jan|A. J. Dawson
Taggi came to lick his face, nuzzle him, making a small, bewildered whimpering.Storm Over Warlock|Andre Norton
All of a sudden Don began to tremble with eagerness and nuzzle and sniff among the roots of the grass.IT and Other Stories|Gouverneur Morris
British Dictionary definitions for nuzzle
Word Origin for nuzzle
Word Origin and History for nuzzle
early 15c., "to bring the nose to the ground," back-formation from noselyng "on the nose, prostrate," frequentative of nose (v.); meaning "burrow with the nose" is first attested 1520s; that of "lie snug" is from 1590s, influenced by nestle, or by nursle, frequentative of nurse. Related: Nuzzled; nuzzling.