suck up



suck up ‎(third-person singular simple present sucks up, present participle sucking up, simple past and past participle sucked up)

  1. To absorb fluid
    The dry soil sucked up water like a sponge.
  2. (idiomatic, chiefly with "to") 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.


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