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bootlicking

verb
present participle of bootlick

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to use flattery or the doing of favors in order to win approval especially from a superior
  • the kind of office in which people feel they have to bootlick in order to get ahead

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“Bootlicking.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/bootlicking. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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