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Date: 1400-1500
Origin: nose

nuzzle

verb
     
nuzā€§zle also nuzzle up [intransitive always + adverb/preposition, transitive]
HBA to gently rub or press your nose or head against someone to show you like them:
Evan leaned forward and began nuzzling her shoulder.
nuzzle against
The horses were nuzzling up against each other.

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