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Suck up   /sək əp/   Listen
Suck up

verb
1.
Take in, also metaphorically.  Synonyms: absorb, draw, imbibe, soak up, sop up, suck, take in, take up.  "She drew strength from the minister's words"
2.
Ingratiate oneself to; often with insincere behavior.  Synonyms: cotton up, cozy up, play up, shine up, sidle up.
3.
Try to gain favor by cringing or flattering.  Synonyms: bootlick, fawn, kotow, kowtow, toady, truckle.






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Words linked to "Suck up" :   court favor, curry favor, ingratiate, mop up, mop, wipe up, blot, curry favour, sponge up, bootlick, flatter, blandish, court favour



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