cozy up

verb
cozied up; cozying up; cozies up

Definition of cozy up

intransitive verb

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

First Known Use of cozy up

1965, in the meaning defined above

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