suck up

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To absorb fluid

The dry soil sucked up water like a sponge.

To adulate or flatter somebody excessively, generally to obtain some personal benefit or favour

Jimmy sucked up to the English teacher hoping he would get an A.

Attempt to gain advantage by behaving obsequiously
take in, also metaphorically; "The sponge absorbs water well"; "She drew strength from the minister's words"
ingratiate oneself to; often with insincere behavior; "She is playing up to the chairman"
try to gain favor by cringing or flattering; "He is always kowtowing to his boss"
toady, fawn over, butter up, adulate someone in order to gain favor or advantage by behaving obsequiously
suck it up
To put up with something; to deal with something, such as pain or misfortune, without complaining

Some students suck it up and meet the challenge. Others look around wildly for someone to blame.

suck up to
{f} flatter, fawn over, compliment excessively, grovel
suck up

    Türkische aussprache

    sʌk ʌp


    /ˈsək ˈəp/ /ˈsʌk ˈʌp/


    [ 's&k ] (verb.) before 12th century. Middle English suken, from Old English sucan; akin to Old High German sugan to suck, Latin sugere.


    ... will know exactly who to suck up to. ...

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