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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 (one)

1. Literally, to snuggle with one. 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 one, 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.
See also: cozy, up

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.
See also: cozy, up

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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Cozier was a cricket broadcaster for 50 years, and became especially well-known in Britain after first joining the BBC's Test Match Special team in 1966.
Cozier said that because West Indies were not doing well for some time, the team was not attracting sponsors and the board was not getting the kind of money it needed to ensure that cricket development was pointed in the right direction.
Cozier, 66, was reading out emails from fans of the BBC Radio Four programme during the lunch break at Chesterle-Street.
Comment pieces in more than one newspaper called for the introduction of a foreign coach to instill some discipline in the team, while Cozier said West Indies could only fear what might happen in the fourth Test.
The shops and stores there are chic, eccentric, less expensive, cozier.
Housed in Temple's Paley Library, PDCAT comprises a single, cool storage room on the second floor and a smaller and cozier office for Edsall next door.
Wood-grained planking is cozier and comes in a variety of woods: warm cherry, maple, beach and whitewashed pecky cypress.
By carving an interior "Main Street" from the entrance through the warehouse, the architects defined a pathway to learning labs, offices, a gift shop, a cafe, and cozier nooks including a library.
It's not just that conservatism and television are perfect bedfellows; their union has gotten much cozier, more symbiotic, in the past twenty years due to government policy.
Red Hat Inc's already cozy relationship with Intel Corp got even cozier yesterday, when the San Jose chip maker announced it would bundle Durham, North Carolina's branded Linux with all server platforms marketed through its ISP.
The commentating team for the West Indies Tests next summer will include Barbadian lawyer Donna Symmonds and Tony Cozier, the doyen of West Indian cricket observers.
For several decades, European workers have been accustomed to much cozier conditions than their U.
Benzinga reports the two company could be looking at a cozier business relationship by September.
To better accommodate our passengers the new lounges were designed to maximize space and offer a warmer and cozier atmosphere for our passengers by using different shades of our trademark blue color, stated Tresarun Sitakalin, ground services director of Bangkok Airways.