cozy up

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v cozy up ingratiate oneself to; often with insincere behavior "She is playing up to the chairman"
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Usage

In literature:

We've got it fixed up too cozy for anything.
"Emma McChesney & Co." by Edna Ferber
By feeling along the wall he got her to the lodge, and himself up to his cozy dining-rooms.
"Greyfriars Bobby" by Eleanor Atkinson
Everything was shut off hastily, and an instant later we and the dhow smashed up high and dry on a cozy mud beach!
"African Camp Fires" by Stewart Edward White
It was all a hideous nightmare, and at any moment she expected to wake up in her cozy corner at Edendale.
"The Adventures of Kathlyn" by Harold MacGrath
Alice had "shut up" early to make the drawing-room look cozy for Claude.
"The Way of Ambition" by Robert Hichens
Here, try this claret, and let's have a cozy chat for an hour before we go up.
"Witness to the Deed" by George Manville Fenn
In consequence, at noon time they crept up-stairs, and arranged a cozy little corner for themselves behind the packing-cases.
"The Story of Leather" by Sara Ware Bassett
When they had finished eating they strolled a little way up the noisy stream and finally found a cozy nook between two trees.
"The Free Range" by Francis William Sullivan
So instead of having a cozy time with Bridget she carried the small waiter up stairs.
"A Modern Cinderella" by Amanda M. Douglas
He always comes up, Lord Grayleigh, and tucks me in bed, and he kisses me, and we have a cozy talk.
"Daddy's Girl" by L. T. Meade
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In poetry:

Up the gravel end thick spreading
Crap the clasping ivy green,
Back owre, firs the high craigs cleading,
Rais'd a' round a cozy screen;
"Scotland's Scaith, Or, The History O' Will And Jean. Owre True A Tale. In Two Parts" by Hector MacNeill
That wind is some cold and plum nosey—
It's comin' right in through the cracks—
But I'll fix the place up warm and cozy,
And stuff that broke window with sacks.
"The Midwinter Bath" by Bruce Kiskaddon
And at night, when I come to a cozy old nest,
"Mine host, now a bottle--and make it your best!
And you, merry fiddler, tune up for a song,
A song of my sweetheart--I'll help it along!"
"The Call Of The Road" by Franz Emanuel August Von Geibel
Then, after she gies her wee baby a sook,
She rows't up sae cozy and lays't in some nook;
Then, wearied hersel', creeps up on to my knee,
Rubs her een, an' my dawtie's as soun' as can be.
"Wee Tottie" by Alexander Anderson

In news:

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Last Friday was the first night we lit up the fireplace this year and cozied up around it watching a movie.
Before Jennifer Love Hewitt began cozying up to her Client List costar Colin Egglesfield, the actress very publicly set her sights on Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine.
Cozy up to this ultimate comfort food and find wines to match.
The musician issued a public apology Sunday via his Facebook page, apologizing for his actions after photos of him cozying up to a woman.
That's how Brink-Hart came up with the idea to knit a cozy for the school's outdoor railing — all 128 feet of it.
And now RadarOnline.com can bring you the pictures of the hip-hop star's wife Coco Austin cozying up to rapper AP.9 in Las Vegas .
Ice T's Wife CoCo Cozies Up To Young Rapper In Las Vegas .
Are you happy to cuddle up in a cozy full-size bed, or are you looking for a generous king-size.
) Rihanna Instagramed a pic herself cozying up with Brown.
Whether it's last-minute shopping or a meet-up over hot cocoa with a friend, there is no cozy comfort like wrapping up in soft layers of lush, lacy, fair-trade and natural-fiber knits.
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