suck up


Synonyms and Antonyms of suck up

  1. 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 Synonyms apple-polish, bootlick, fuss, kowtow, fawn (up), toady, truckleRelated Words drool, gush, slaver, slobber; endear, ingratiate; court, woo; adulate, idolize, worship; blandish, cajole, coax, flatter, overpraise, soft-soap; cower, cringe, grovel; abase, debase, demean; defer, submit, yieldNear Antonyms despise, disdain, scorn; gibe (or jibe), jeer, scoff; brave, challenge, defy

  2. 2 to take in (something liquid) through small openings these lilacs sucked up all the water I added to the vase yesterday Synonyms drink, imbibe, soak (up), sponge, absorb (up), take upRelated Words gulp, guzzle, quaff, sip, slurp, swallow, swig, swill

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