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). My daughter always nuzzles up to her favorite teddy bear when we put her to bed. 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.
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Gracing the stage last Saturday was an Italian in a bloody gorilla suit, an angry Azerbaijani horse-demon crooning from atop a ladder, and a bare-assed Ukrainian prankster trying to nuzzle up to one of the performers.
That said, there's still a 360-page "Getting Started" manual for us gearheads who like to nuzzle up to documentation not requiring electricity.
The statue, by Belgian artist Jan Fabre, is part of an art exhibition along the Belgian coastline; a model wears this creation as part of Lei Basica's 2004 Spring/Summer collection at Rio Fashion Week; a pair of African Elephants nuzzle up to each other at the Mokolodi Nature Reserve in Gaborone, Bostwana, visited by US President George W Bush
Now the pair are inseparable and often nuzzle up to one another when they fall asleep.