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nuzzle

verb [I + adv/prep, T] uk   us   /ˈnʌz.l̩/
to touch, rub, or press something or someone gently and/or in a way that shows your love, especially with the head or nose, usually with small repeated movements: My dog came and nuzzled my foot to try and cheer me up. The kittens like to nuzzle up against/up to their mother.
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