sucking (up)

present participle of suck (up)

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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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sucking in

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sucking (up to)

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“Sucking (up).” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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