make up to (someone)

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Definition of make up to (someone)

British, informal + disapproving
: to treat (someone) in a very friendly or helpful way in order to get something for oneself an employee who's always making up to the boss

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“Make up to (someone).” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/make%20up%20to%20%28someone%29. Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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