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cozy up

1. Literally, to snuggle with someone. I left the room when my sister and her boyfriend started cozying up to each other. The puppies cozied up to their mother.
2. To become friendly with someone, usually in an attempt to obtain something. Since I'm deciding who gets the promotion, Crystal has been cozying up to me by buying me coffee all week.
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cozy up

 (to someone)
1. Lit. to snuggle up to someone as if to get warm. The children cozied up to their mother. They cozied up to each other.
2. Fig. to try to get in good with someone; to try to increase one's influence with someone by being extra nice and friendly. The salesman tried to cozy up to the customer.
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cozy up

Try to get on friendly or intimate terms, ingratiate oneself. For example, That new woman is always cozying up to one or another club member so she'll be asked to join . [Mid-1900s]
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cozy up (to someone)

in. to become overly friendly with someone in hope of gaining special favors. Taylor cozied up to the prof, hoping for a good grade at least.
See also: cozy, someone, up

cozy up

verb
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We understand that joy and happiness grow out of carefulness, and coziness, instead of a casual adding up of how many assets we have or the space we have available to us.
Playing on privileged culpability, The Fever asks how a sensitive person in today's world can be comfortable knowing millions live in total poverty; the narrator admits he likes "warmth, coziness, pleasure, love--mail, presents--nice plates--those paintings by Matisse .
to the dining room, oh the coziness, yes, what gemutlichkeit:
The small size of the studio, its extreme coziness, and the steam pipes in the corner were all fodder for dreaming up new dances.
In the wintertime, Eita enjoys the coziness of his grandparents' kotatsu (koh-TAT-soo).
shows how science became so closely tied to government and corporations, and how Oppenheimer reacted to the increasing coziness supported by the scientific community in search of knowledge, industrialists in search of profit, and governments in search of ever more deadly weaponry.
For the ultimate in winter luxury there is also a heating system with a timer and remote control to warm the vehicle while you have your breakfast in the coziness of your house or office.
Tax-sheltering aside, there's also a Caymanian coziness with companies that later go bust--according to one investigator looking into Enron, "We found 441 entities setup in the Cayman Islands," most of which were "inactive shells.
Sophistication, comfort, beauty, modernity and coziness come together at Sheraton Rio.
Guided tours of a popular wildlife site will be given from the coziness of a tea room.
Those who might question the coziness of this arrangement should know that Edward Whipple, vice president of Student Affairs, sought her out to apply for the job because Ribeau is not only a Bowling Green alum, but also a former employee.
Some moderate Republicans may be put off by his anti-environmental policy and his coziness with the religious right.
NEW YORK-Breathing life into the go-everywhere braided rugs of your grandmother's day, Trade Am put a new twist into its braid construction and created a modernized look that maintains the coziness of its ancestors.
Fake snow, with its intertwined implications of whiteness, coolness, coziness, purity, artifice, specialness, and cheapness, covered the floor, while neon icicles dangling in a corner both activated the space and hinted it could use a thaw; the neon forms also evoked stalactites (hence, a cave) and teeth (hence, a zone of consumption).
Add your favorite knitted accessory for color and coziness.