cotton to

Definition of cotton to

US, informal
:to begin to like (someone or something)
  • We cottoned to our new neighbors right away.
  • He doesn't cotton to the idea of having children.

Word by Word Definitions

cotton play
  1. : a soft usually white fibrous substance composed of the hairs surrounding the seeds of various erect freely branching tropical plants (genus Gossypium) of the mallow family

  2. : a plant producing cotton

  3. : a crop of cotton

  1. : to take a liking

  2. : to come to understand


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