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suck (up)

verb

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 to use flattery or the doing of favors in order to win approval especially from a superior
  • a young lieutenant constantly sucking up to the commanding officer

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2 to take in (something liquid) through small openings
  • these lilacs sucked up all the water I added to the vase yesterday

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suck-up

noun

Synonyms of suck-up (Entry 2 of 2)

a person who flatters another in order to get ahead
  • I'd like to give my boss a birthday present, but I don't want to look like a shameless suck-up

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“Suck (up).” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/suck%20%28up%29. Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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