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Wordnet 3.0

VERB (3)

1. take in, also metaphorically;
- Example: "The sponge absorbs water well"
- Example: "She drew strength from the minister's words"
[syn: absorb, suck, imbibe, soak up, sop up, suck up, draw, take in, take up]

2. ingratiate oneself to; often with insincere behavior;
- Example: "She is playing up to the chairman"
[syn: cozy up, cotton up, shine up, play up, sidle up, suck up]

3. try to gain favor by cringing or flattering;
- Example: "He is always kowtowing to his boss"
[syn: fawn, toady, truckle, bootlick, kowtow, kotow, suck up]


WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

suck up v 1: take in, also metaphorically; "The sponge absorbs water well"; "She drew strength from the minister's words" [syn: absorb, suck, imbibe, soak up, sop up, suck up, draw, take in, take up] 2: ingratiate oneself to; often with insincere behavior; "She is playing up to the chairman" [syn: cozy up, cotton up, shine up, play up, sidle up, suck up] 3: try to gain favor by cringing or flattering; "He is always kowtowing to his boss" [syn: fawn, toady, truckle, bootlick, kowtow, kotow, suck up]