sidle up (from someone or something)

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sidle up (from someone or something)

To move gradually, inconspicuously, or surreptitiously up to or toward someone or something. As soon as you step foot in the city center, panhandlers begin sidling up looking for handouts. She sidled up to me with a sultry look in her eyes.
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sidle up (to someone or something)

to move close to someone or something cautiously or furtively; to move closer to someone or something gradually. Tex sidled up to Dolly and said howdy in a soft, shy voice. Dolly sidled up and picked the cowboy's pocket.
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sidle up

v.
To advance in an unobtrusive, furtive, or coy way: At the train station, swindlers sidled up to the tourists.
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References in classic literature ?
Our drivers were standing together a little way off, so I sidled up to her a step or two, that we might have a little quiet talk.
Lena sidled up to me and said teasingly, `What made you so solemn?
"A friend of mine was at a party and didn't know anyone, so he sidled up to this group who were talking about 'The Crown,'" Kirby recalled.
Amy, 36, sidled up to Candice and asked for a photo together, clutching a copy of the kitchen queen's book.
He would name a squad of 13 or 14, in the days of one substitute, and if he sidled up to you on a Friday night and told you that you could have chips with your steak, you'd know you'd had your chips!
OH look, RHYS IFANS has popped off to Madame Tussauds and sidled up to a wax work of his girlfriend ANNA FRIEL.
At a bustling eatery Gator s Dockside, the incumbent president sidled up to a table of 10 people including five children, at which a woman signaled to Obama that one youngster was born in Hawaii.
At a bustling eatery Gator's Dockside, the incumbent president sidled up to a table of 10 people including five children, at which a woman signaled to Obama that one youngster was born in Hawaii.
Police were called and Abdelgawad was arrested as he sidled up to other unsuspecting women in the shop.
And for a movie star, he was acting weird: He showed up on time, didn't try to sneak out of the screening early, and chewed the fat with folks who sidled up to him after the pic rather than booking it out of the crowded theater.
Paris, who once described Kim's backside as "cottage cheese inside of a good trash bag" sidled up to the DJ and requested her 2006 hit Stars are Blind, to which she then jumped on a table and started to grind.
"Anna Chapman" sidled up to power players while hobnobbing at society functions, charity events and book openings in slinky designer outfits.
He was on the decks at 3am amid hundreds of revellers in Manchester when a lurking solicitor sidled up to the DJ stand.
"And last" added Kenny, "we decided to use lots of gold, to symbolize the spiritual wealth of our people." Jordan sidled up to Snackman and quietly thanked him for having faith in him.
Was that a look of panic I saw on Andrew's face the other day on TV when Daisy sidled up to him?