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    suck up

    suck up - Dictionary definition and meaning for word suck up

    (verb) take in, also metaphorically
    Synonyms : absorb , draw , imbibe , soak up , sop up , suck , take in , take up
    Example Sentence
    • The sponge absorbs water well
    • She drew strength from the minister's words
    (verb) ingratiate oneself to; often with insincere behavior
    Example Sentence
    • She is playing up to the chairman
    (verb) try to gain favor by cringing or flattering
    Synonyms : bootlick , fawn , kotow , kowtow , toady , truckle
    Example Sentence
    • He is always kowtowing to his boss
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