Definitions for suck up

Definitions for (verb) suck up

Main entry: fawn, suck up, toady, truckle, bootlick, kotow, kowtow

Definition: try to gain favor by cringing or flattering

Usage: He is always kowtowing to his boss

Main entry: take in, take up, suck, suck up, imbibe, draw, soak up, sop up, absorb

Definition: take in, also metaphorically

Usage: The sponge absorbs water well; She drew strength from the minister's words

Main entry: cotton up, cozy up, suck up, shine up, sidle up, play up

Definition: ingratiate oneself to; often with insincere behavior

Usage: She is playing up to the chairman

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