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
References in classic literature ?
About a mile farther, on a road I had never travelled, we came to an orchard of starved apple-trees writhing over a hillside among outcroppings of slate that nuzzled up through the snow like animals pushing out their noses to breathe.
He nuzzled up so close with his whiskers that she had to hastily wipe the drool from her face.
Within minutes, the suckling, pint-sized kitten nuzzled up against Punky.
They know we can play with them a little more than the teacher can because she's more busy,'' said Stephanie Burt, who sat with two little girls in the library who nuzzled up to the visitor while Feldman read a book to the entire class.
Telly hardman Sean Bean showed he's a romantic softie at heart yesterday as he nuzzled up to bride Abigail Cruttenden on the steps of his local church.