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English verb: nuzzle

1. nuzzle (contact) move or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position


SamplesWe cuddled against each other to keep warm.
The children snuggled into their sleeping bags.


ExamplesSam and Sue nuzzle, Sam cannot nuzzle Sue


Synonymscuddle, draw close, nest, nestle, snuggle


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)cling to, clutch, hold close, hold tight


Verb groupdraw close, nestle, snuggle

2. nuzzle (contact) rub noses


Synonymsnose


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)caress, fondle

3. nuzzle (contact) dig out with the snout


SamplesThe pig nuzzled the truffle.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)dig up, excavate, turn up









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