HyperDic: suck_up

English > 3 senses of the expression suck up:
VERBcontactsuck up, absorb, suck, imbibe, soak up, sop up, draw, take in, take uptake in, also metaphorically
emotionsuck up, cozy up, cotton up, shine up, play up, sidle upingratiate oneself to
communicationsuck up, fawn, toady, truckle, bootlick, kowtow, kotowtry to gain favor / favor / favor by cringing or flattering
English > suck up: 3 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningtake in, also metaphorically.
PatternSomething ----s something
Synonymsabsorb, suck, imbibe, soak up, sop up, draw, take in, take up
Narrowerblotdry (ink) with blotting paper
sponge upabsorb as if with a sponge
wipe up, mop up, mopTo wash or wipe with or as if with a mop
Spanishabsorber
Catalanabsorbir
English > suck up: 3 senses > verb 2, emotion
Meaningingratiate oneself to; often with insincere behavior.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Synonymscozy up, cotton up, shine up, play up, sidle up
Broaderingratiategain favor / favor with somebody by deliberate efforts
English > suck up: 3 senses > verb 3, communication
Meaningtry to gain favor / favor / favor by cringing or flattering.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Synonymsfawn, toady, truckle, bootlick, kowtow, kotow
Narrowercurry favor, curry favour, court favor, court favourseek favor / favor / favor by fawning or flattery
Broaderflatter, blandishpraise somewhat dishonestly
Spanishhumillarse, lamer el culo, rebajarse

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