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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'My little man is the sweetest ever!' she wrote alongside a photo of herself nuzzling up next to her baby boy.
These intimate pictures of the pair nuzzling up while sunbathing on a break in South Africa are the first that reveal they are in love.
Eleven-year-old Liam, of Fouracres Road, said: "She came nuzzling up behind us as we were on our way to school and then she started following us.
You'll see that all that bonds you and your fiancee's mother is nuzzling up for a nicotine fix.
Eschewing such blatant appeals to patriotism and devoid of fripperies such as cute coats, the blind Bedlington simply canvassed support by nuzzling up to the judges.
A friend said: 'Zara was nuzzling up to one of her horses, trying to give it a kiss, when the animal decided to give her a nip.
The main facade both addresses and forms part of the street, nuzzling up to the two retained houses, but its abstract geometry and increase in scale clearly denote a civic rather than domestic character.
Horses, dogs, cats and other furry pets everywhere are nuzzling up to a unique new grooming tool called the Groomer's Stone.
It started nuzzling up to him and wouldn't leave him alone.
Zara, 23, needed butterfly stitches in a three-inch wound after being bitten while playfully nuzzling up to one of her animals.