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"nuzzle" in British English

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nuzzleverb [I + adv/prep, T]

uk   us   /ˈnʌz.l̩/
to ​touch, ​rub, or ​press something or someone ​gently and/or in a way that ​showsyourlove, ​especially with the ​head or ​nose, usually with ​smallrepeatedmovements: My ​dog came and nuzzled my ​foot to ​try and ​cheer me up. The ​kittens like to nuzzle up against/up totheirmother.
(Definition of nuzzle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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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