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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SPECIAL BOND: Mitsy the Jack Russell nuzzles up to Rolo the ferret PICTURE: NORTH NEWS www.chroniclelive.co.uk/buyaphoto ref: 01431757
SNOGGING: Tina grabs the pool-side hunk; RELAXING: She enjoys being pampered by him; CUDDLING: Another hunk nuzzles up to the actress; GIGGLING: Tina has some fun without Ryan; BACK HOME: Ryan Pictures: SOLARPIX
DEVOTED: Tod nuzzles up to Molly; BEST MATES: Samantha, Tod and Molly, and, left, the film
However the spectacle on the main street side is more gently prosaic, as the self-important, space-age interloper nuzzles up to workaday terraced houses.
PLEASURES OF THE FLESH: But Sir Anthony Hopkins abandons the chianti and fava beans as he nuzzles up with Nicole Kidman
And the man behind the bulge, dancer Gavin Hatcher, is clearly smitten with his pop princess's four-month bump as he tenderly nuzzles up to her.
FLUFFY GIANT: BFG proves how cuddly he is with Sarah yesterday; GETTING MATEY: BFG nuzzles up with a smaller friend
Attached to this bulky and relatively impermeable volume are two smaller entities: the main reading room, a single-storey glazed box which seems to flow out from one corner, and the distinctive star shaped pavilion of the children's library which gently nuzzles up to the building's main entrance.
YOU might expect the fur to fly as mighty mouse Bruno nuzzles up to Bertie the cat.
PAL: Colin is enjoying life with Carolyn; MILKING IT: Carolyn nuzzles up to Colin