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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It started nuzzling up to him and wouldn't leave him alone.
Eschewing such blatant appeals to patriotism and devoid of fripperies such as cute coats, the blind Bedlington simply canvassed support by nuzzling up to the judges.
A friend said: 'Zara was nuzzling up to one of her horses, trying to give it a kiss, when the animal decided to give her a nip.
The main facade both addresses and forms part of the street, nuzzling up to the two retained houses, but its abstract geometry and increase in scale clearly denote a civic rather than domestic character.
Horses, dogs, cats and other furry pets everywhere are nuzzling up to a unique new grooming tool called the Groomer's Stone.
Zara, 23, needed butterfly stitches in a three-inch wound after being bitten while playfully nuzzling up to one of her animals.