Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb nuzzle

3 senses of nuzzle

Sense 1
cuddle, snuggle, nestle, nest, nuzzle, draw close -- (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")
       => cling to, hold close, hold tight, clutch -- (hold firmly, usually with one's hands; "She clutched my arm when she got scared")

Sense 2
nuzzle, nose -- (rub noses)
       => caress, fondle -- (touch or stroke lightly in a loving or endearing manner; "He caressed her face"; "They fondled in the back seat of the taxi")

Sense 3
nuzzle -- (dig out with the snout; "the pig nuzzled the truffle")
       => excavate, dig up, turn up -- (find by digging in the ground; "I dug up an old box in the garden")

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