Antonyms for nuzzle

Grammar : Verb
Spell : nuhz-uh l
Phonetic Transcription : ˈnʌz əl

Definition of nuzzle

Origin :
  • early 15c., "to bring the nose to the ground," back-formation from noselyng "on the nose, prostrate," frequentative of nose (v.); meaning "burrow with the nose" is first attested 1520s; that of "lie snug" is from 1590s, influenced by nestle, or by nursle, frequentative of nurse. Related: Nuzzled; nuzzling.
  • verb cuddle
Example sentences :
  • It would be so nice just to lean back and nuzzle up to her, down in the sand.
  • Extract from : « The Hunted Heroes » by Robert Silverberg
  • They would push and nuzzle a man along a road, and never upset him.
  • Extract from : « Jan » by A. J. Dawson
  • They stirred, making tiny whimpering sounds and trying to move their heads to nuzzle at her fingers.
  • Extract from : « Space Prison » by Tom Godwin
  • And when he slept at night something came to nuzzle at his mind; faceless, formless, utterly alien.
  • Extract from : « Cry from a Far Planet » by Tom Godwin
  • All of a sudden Don began to tremble with eagerness and nuzzle and sniff among the roots of the grass.
  • Extract from : « IT and Other Stories » by Gouverneur Morris
  • Hilda put the baby in Sarah's arms, and he began to nuzzle at her shrunken breasts.
  • Extract from : « Plowing On Sunday » by Sterling North
  • The paper dropped into the ditch and lay still, and the pony began to nuzzle Janice's hand.
  • Extract from : « Janice Day » by Helen Beecher Long
  • The frightful head whipped back at the end of the long neck, to nuzzle at the seared spot.
  • Extract from : « The Red Hell of Jupiter » by Paul Ernst
  • Taggi came to lick his face, nuzzle him, making a small, bewildered whimpering.
  • Extract from : « Storm Over Warlock » by Andre Norton
  • She goes miles away by the sea-side and walks into the water, like a Christian, to nuzzle up crabs among the rocks.
  • Extract from : « Three Courses and a Dessert » by Anonymous

Synonyms for nuzzle

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