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cozy

[koh-zee] /ˈkoʊ zi/
adjective, cozier, coziest.
1.
snugly warm and comfortable:
a cozy little house.
2.
convenient or beneficial, usually as a result of dishonesty or connivance:
a very cozy agreement between competing firms.
3.
suggesting opportunistic or conspiratorial intimacy:
a cozy relationship between lobbyists and some politicians.
4.
discreetly reticent or noncommittal:
The administrators are remaining cozy about which policy they plan to adopt.
noun, plural cozies.
5.
a padded covering for a teapot, chocolate pot, etc., to retain the heat.
verb (used with object), cozied, cozying.
6.
to make more cozy (often followed by up):
New curtains would cozy the room up a bit.
Verb phrases
7.
cozy up (to), Informal.
  1. to move closer for comfort or affection:
    Come over to the fire and cozy up a bit.
  2. to try to become friendly or intimate in order to further one's own ends; attempt to ingratiate oneself:
    He's always cozying up to the boss.
Also, cosy, cozey, cozie.
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10; orig. Scots; perhaps < Scandinavian; compare Norwegian koselig cozy, kose seg to enjoy oneself
Related forms
cozily, adverb
coziness, noun
Synonyms
1. snug, comfy, homey, sheltered.
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British Dictionary definitions for cozy up

cosy up

verb (mainly US & Canadian) (intransitive) often foll by to
1.
to seek to become intimate or to ingratiate oneself (with someone)
2.
to draw close to (somebody or something) for warmth or for affection; snuggle up

cozy

/ˈkəʊzɪ/
adjective, noun -zier, -ziest (pl) -zies
1.
the usual US spelling of cosy
Derived Forms
cozily, adverb
coziness, noun
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Word Origin and History for cozy up
cozy
1709, colsie, Scottish dialect, perhaps of Scand. origin (cf. Norw. kose seg "be cozy"). In Britain, usually cosy.
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Slang definitions & phrases for cozy up

cozy up

verb phrase

To become very friendly; court: I find myself, too, on about the fifth trip to the hardware store, cozying up to the proprietor (1930s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Idioms and Phrases with cozy up
Try to get on friendly or intimate terms, ingratiate oneself. For example, That new woman is always cozying up to one or another club member so she'll be asked to join. [ Mid-1900s ]
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