cozy up
intransitive verb Date: 1965 to attain or try to attain familiarity, friendship, or intimacy ; ingratiate oneself <
cozying up to the boss
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  • cozy up — verb ingratiate oneself to; often with insincere behavior She is playing up to the chairman • Syn: ↑cotton up, ↑shine up, ↑play up, ↑sidle up, ↑suck up • Hypernyms: ↑ingratiate …   Useful english dictionary

  • cozy up — v. (colloq.) (AE) (D; intr.) to cozy up to * * * [ kəʊzɪ ʌp] (colloq.) (AE) (D; intr.) to cozy up to …   Combinatory dictionary

  • cozy up — {v.}, {slang} To try to be close or friendly; try to be liked. Usually used with to . * /John is cozying up to Henry so he can join the club./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • cozy up — {v.}, {slang} To try to be close or friendly; try to be liked. Usually used with to . * /John is cozying up to Henry so he can join the club./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • cozy up — verb With to , to ingratiate oneself (with someone). From the first week the new boss arrived, she was cozying up to her …   Wiktionary

  • cozy\ up — v slang To try to be close or friendly; try to be liked. Usually used with to . John is cozying up to Henry so he can join the club …   Словарь американских идиом

  • cozy up to somebody — ˌcozy ˈup to sb derived (NAmE) (BrE ˌcosy ˈup to sb) (informal) to act in a friendly way towards sb, especially sb who will be useful to you Main entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • cozy up (to someone) — in. to become overly friendly with someone in hope of gaining special favors. □ Tracy cozied up o the prof, hoping for a good grade at least. □ She failed to read the syllabus, which advised students not to cozy up to the professor or call him at …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • cozy up to — (smth) try to be friendly to someone I don t know what he wants but recently he has been trying to cozy up to me …   Idioms and examples

  • cozy\ up\ to — v slang To try to be close or friendly; try to be liked. Usually used with to . John is cozying up to Henry so he can join the club …   Словарь американских идиом

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