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    to warm oneself on/at/by/against

    Hello everybody!

    Suppose I have just got home from work. It's freezing cold outside. I am taking off my clothes and approaching the radiator in order to get warm. What preposition should I use if I want to say that I want to warm myself by cuddling to/getting close to the radiator.

    I want to warm up / warm myself on the radiator.

    I want to warm up / warm myself at the radiator.

    I want to warm up / warm myself by the radiator.

    I want to warm up / warm myself against the radiator.

    Thank you.

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    Re: to warm oneself on/at/by/against

    "On" and "against" both work if your body is actually touching the radiator (presumably you are wearing clothes or you will burn yourself!) "By" works if you are going to stand close to the radiator to warm up. I wouldn't use "at".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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