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cozy up (to someone or something)

1. To move close (to someone) in order to snuggle. I left the room when my sister and her boyfriend started cozying up on the sofa. The puppies cozied up to their mother.
2. By extension, to become friendly (with someone or some group), usually in an attempt to obtain something. The corporation has started cozying up to several foreign governments in an attempt to expand its influence. People from across the city have been cozying up ever since I won the lottery.
See also: cozy, someone, up
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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]
See also: cozy, up
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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, to, up

cozy up

verb
See also: cozy, up
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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