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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


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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