sidle up


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Related to sidle up: shy away from, look to, follow-through, in view of, scrutinised, dropped off

sidle up (to someone or something)

to move close to someone or something cautiously or furtively; to move closer to someone or something gradually. Tex sidled up to Dolly and said howdy in a soft, shy voice. Dolly sidled up and picked the cowboy's pocket.
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sidle up

v.
To advance in an unobtrusive, furtive, or coy way: At the train station, swindlers sidled up to the tourists.
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The following week, they couldn't wait to get back to their own kind and sidle up to the Les Aspin-Bobby Inman story.
Sometimes even grown-ups sidle up to them and ask for a photograph with their arms around these god-like figures - it's all gone completely mad.
Sometimes even grown-ups sidle up to them and ask for their photographs with their arms around these god-like figures - It's all gone completely mad
It may not sidle up and down Gateshead Quays ( at least not while anyone's watching ( but who's to say city buildings will always be rooted to the spot.
If the females are interested they allow males to sidle up to them.
The cars pull up to a sprawling Victorian house on Santa Monica's Main Street, disgorging young people who sidle up to tables of assistants, checking for their names against lengthy lists.
With no one to schmooze, she was forced to sidle up to Big Brother loser Alex Sibley, who'd also pitched up on his own.