cozy up (to someone)

cozy up (to someone)
in. to become overly friendly with someone in hope of gaining special favors.
Tracy cozied up o the prof, hoping for a good grade at least.
She failed to read the syllabus, which advised students not to cozy up to the professor or call him at home.

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