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Suck Up

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Definition of the verb suck up

What does suck up mean as a doing phrase?


  1. take in, also metaphorically
  2. ingratiate oneself to; often with insincere behavior
  3. try to gain favor by cringing or flattering

Alternative definition of the verb suck up


  1. To absorb fluid
  2. [idiomatic] To adulate or flatter somebody excessively, generally to obtain some personal benefit or favour.

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Google previewEnglish and Cantonese Dictionary (1907)

by John Chalmers, Thomas Kirkman Dealy

got no benefit from it, 'nis asas/r тир 'm tah taam haap'; `to suck up, lig( ...

Google previewOxford Dictionary of Modern Slang (2010)

by John Ayto, John Simpson

suck verb 1 to suck up to behave obsequiously, esp. for one's own advantage; usu. followed by to.

Google previewSharpe's diamond dictionary of the English language (1835)

With 45 decorations, from the works of Shakespeare by John Sharpe, John Thompson, William Harvey

to suck up to swallow up Absor' bed, part. mentally ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Construction, Surveying, and Civil Engineering (2012)

by Christopher Gorse, David Johnston, Martin Pritchard

trailing dredge A *dredge that contains a suction pump or cutter to suck up water and sediment as the dredge moves along . training wall A wall to divert or contain the flow of a river. trammel 1.

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It never hurts to suck up to the boss.
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