Meaning of “nuzzle” in the English Dictionary

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"nuzzle" in British English

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nuzzleverb [ I + adv/prep, T ]

uk /ˈnʌz.əl/ us /ˈnʌz.əl/

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.

(Definition of “nuzzle” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"nuzzle" in American English

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nuzzleverb [ I/T ]

us /ˈnʌz·əl/

to touch, rub, or press someone gently and affectionately, esp. with the head or nose:

[ T ] She loved to nuzzle her dog and scratch him behind the ears.

(Definition of “nuzzle” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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