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  Definition of suck up
  1. try to gain favor by cringing or flattering; "He is always kowtowing to his boss"
  2. take in, also metaphorically; "The sponge absorbs water well"; "She drew strength from the minister''s words"
  3. ingratiate oneself to; often with insincere behavior; "She is playing up to the chairman"
Similar Words: fawn, toady, truckle, bootlick, kowtow, kotow, absorb, suck, imbibe, soak up, sop up, draw, take in, take up, cozy up, cotton up, shine up, play up, sidle up

 

See Also: attract, pull, pull in, draw, draw in, suck in, aspirate

 

Hyponyms: curry favor, curry favour, court favor, court favour, wipe up, mop up, mop, blot, sponge up

 

Derivational Morphology: kowtow, kotow, apple polisher, bootlicker, fawner, groveller, groveler, truckler, ass-kisser, truckling, sycophant, toady, crawler, lackey, drinker, imbiber, toper, juicer, sucking, suck, suction, chump, fool, gull, mark, patsy, fall guy, sucker, soft touch, mug, absorption, soaking up, absorber

 

 
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