nuzzle up (to someone or something)

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nuzzle up (to someone or something)

1. Of an animal, to rub its nose against someone or something in an affectionate manner. I've never really liked being around dogs. Even when they're just nuzzling up to me, it makes me nervous.
2. To snuggle or cuddle (up to someone or something). When my daughter was a young girl, the only way she'd fall asleep was nuzzled up to her favorite teddy bear. Everyone makes a big deal about going out on Friday nights, but my girlfriend and I are usually happy just to nuzzle up on the couch with a good movie.
See also: nuzzle, up
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That said, there's still a 360-page "Getting Started" manual for us gearheads who like to nuzzle up to documentation not requiring electricity.
The statue, by Belgian artist Jan Fabre, is part of an art exhibition along the Belgian coastline; a model wears this creation as part of Lei Basica's 2004 Spring/Summer collection at Rio Fashion Week; a pair of African Elephants nuzzle up to each other at the Mokolodi Nature Reserve in Gaborone, Bostwana, visited by US President George W Bush
Monkey - from the ITV Digital ads - tore himself away from sidekick Al, right, to nuzzle up to the talent show hopeful.
2 -- color -- ran in AV edition only) Pet lover Vickie Bain hugs her dog Josie as four kittens nuzzle up to the 9-year-old long-hair dachshund that adopted them.
Now the pair are inseparable and often nuzzle up to one another when they fall asleep.