cozy up


cozied up; cozying up; cozies up

intransitive verb

: to attain or try to attain familiarity, friendship, or intimacy : ingratiate oneself
cozying up to the boss

Examples of cozy up in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Each of these hotels has a spa and plenty of places to cozy up after a day on the slopes — the perfect spots to welcome the first seconds of the new year. Elizabeth Rhodes, Travel + Leisure, 8 Nov. 2023 Guests can even cozy up next to a stone fireplace in the winter at the Dornan's resort. Sonal Dutt, Peoplemag, 2 Sep. 2023 Their reluctance, in this climate, to cozy up to Israel is not simply a question of regime survival. Marc Lynch, Foreign Affairs, 14 Oct. 2023 Most rooms flaunt fireplaces to cozy up on a cool Central Coast night and vintage art pops on sage-green walls. Kristine Hansen, Vogue, 21 Sep. 2023 The nesting vibe kicks in to cozy up your space before winter. Rachel Klein, Popular Mechanics, 16 Aug. 2023 Then, cozy up on the couch, cue up the fireplace (or a YouTube background will do!), sip on some tea, and get to reading. Alyssa Girdwain, Women's Health, 11 Aug. 2023 My suggestion would be to throw on a cozy robe, light your favorite candle, and cozy up with a good book. Meghan Rose, Glamour, 1 Oct. 2023 Satisfy your sweet tooth with a slice of their famous pies, or cozy up to a bowl of chicken and dumplings. Sydni Walker, Dallas News, 18 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1965, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cozy up was in 1965

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Cite this Entry

“Cozy up.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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