suck up

Definitions of suck up
  1. verb
    ingratiate oneself to; often with insincere behavior
    synonyms: cotton up, cozy up, play up, shine up, sidle up
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    type of:
    ingratiate
    gain favor with somebody by deliberate efforts
  2. verb
    try to gain favor by cringing or flattering
    synonyms: bootlick, fawn, kotow, kowtow, toady, truckle
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    types:
    court favor, court favour, curry favor, curry favour
    seek favor by fawning or flattery
    type of:
    blandish, flatter
    praise somewhat dishonestly
  3. verb
    take in, also metaphorically
    synonyms: absorb, draw, imbibe, soak up, sop up, suck, take in, take up
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    mop, mop up, wipe up
    to wash or wipe with or as if with a mop
    blot
    dry (ink) with blotting paper
    sponge up
    absorb as if with a sponge
    swab, swob
    wash with a swab or a mop
    sponge
    soak up with a sponge
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