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Nuzzle vs. Nestled

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Nuzzleverb

(ambitransitive) of animals, lovers, etc To touch someone or something with the nose.

‘The horse nuzzled its foal's head gently to wake him up.’; ‘The bird nuzzled up to the wires of the cage.’; ‘She nuzzled her boyfriend in the cinema.’;

Nestledverb

simple past tense and past participle of nestle

Nuzzleverb

(obsolete) To nurse; to foster; to bring up.

Nestledadjective

drawn or pressed close to someone or something for or as if for affection or protection;

‘saw a number of small houses nestled against the hillside’; ‘like a baby snuggled in its mother's arms’;

Nuzzleverb

(obsolete) To nestle; to house, as in a nest.

Nuzzleverb

(obsolete) To go along with the nose to the ground, like a pig.

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Nuzzleverb

To noursle or nurse; to foster; to bring up.

‘The people had been nuzzled in idolatry.’;

Nuzzleverb

To nestle; to house, as in a nest.

Nuzzleverb

To work with the nose, like a swine in the mud.

‘And nuzzling in his flank, the loving swineSheathed, unaware, the tusk in his soft groin.’; ‘He charged through an army of lawyers, sometimes . . . nuzzling like an eel in the mud.’;

Nuzzleverb

To go with head poised like a swine, with nose down.

‘Sir Roger shook his ears, and nuzzled along.’;

Nuzzleverb

To hide the head, as a child in the mother's bosom; to nestle.

Nuzzleverb

To loiter; to idle.

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Nuzzleverb

move or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position;

‘We cuddled against each other to keep warm’; ‘The children snuggled into their sleeping bags’;

Nuzzleverb

rub noses

Nuzzleverb

dig out with the snout;

‘the pig nuzzled the truffle’;

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