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suck (up)

Synonyms and Antonyms of suck (up)

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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Phrases Synonymous with suck (up)

curry favor, kiss up to

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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

Synonyms and Antonyms of suck-up

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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