nuzzle up against (someone or something)

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nuzzle up against (someone or something)

1. Of an animal, to rub its nose against someone or something in an affectionate manner. We were nervous about bringing the baby home, but when we did, our cat nuzzled up against the baby carrier right away.
2. To snuggle up against or rub softly against someone or something. When my daughter was a young girl, the only way she'd fall asleep was if she nuzzled up against her favorite teddy bear. I'm cold! Nuzzle up against me and warm me up, my love.
See also: nuzzle, up

nuzzle up against someone or something

 and nuzzle up (to someone or something)
[for an animal] to rub its nose against someone or something; to rub against someone or something, softly, in the manner of rubbing the nose against someone or something; to snuggle up to someone or something. (Nuzzle is related to nose.) The dog nuzzled up against my leg, wanting to be friends. The dog nuzzled up to me and licked my hand.
See also: nuzzle, up
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You'll see that all that bonds you and your fiancee's mother is nuzzling up for a nicotine fix.
It started nuzzling up to him and wouldn't leave him alone.
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.