Cot"ton, v. i. 1. To rise with a regular nap, as cloth does. [Obs.]
It cottons well; it can not choose but bearFamily of Love.
A pretty nap.
2. To go on prosperously; to succeed.
New, Hephestion, does not this matter cotton as I would?Lyly.
3. To unite; to agree; to make friends; -- usually followed by with.
A quarrel will end in one of you being turned off, in which case it will not be easy to cotton with another.Swift.
Didst see, Frank, how the old goldsmith cottoned in with his beggarly companion?Sir W. Scott.
4. To take a liking to; to stick to one as cotton; -- used with to.
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