butter sb up translate to Mandarin Chinese
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Translation of "butter sb up" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

See all translations

butter sb up

informal phrasal verb with butter /ˈbʌt.ər/ US  /ˈbʌt̬.ɚ/ verb [T]
to be very kind or friendly to someone or try to please them, so that they will do what you want them to do
奉承(某人);拍(某人的)马屁
You'll have to butter them up a bit before they'll agree.
你得奉承他们一下,他们才会同意。
Urging and persuadingCausing somebody to act
(Definition of butter sb up from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “butter sb up” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
poke

to greet someone on a social networking website by leaving them a special short message

Word of the Day

The cake was made by my sister: how to use the passive in English.
The cake was made by my sister: how to use the passive in English.
by Liz Walter,
June 24, 2015
Look at these two sentences: My sister made the cake. The cake was made by my sister. Both these sentences mean the same. The first is an active sentence: it tells you what the sister did. The second is a passive sentence: it tells you what happened to the cake. Here are

Read More 

burger noun
burger noun
June 29, 2015
a menu on a computer screen comprising three short parallel horizontal lines which the user clicks to see options Definitely use a burger. You could put the settings in the burger menu too. Fix the settings to the bottom of the burger menu and use a vertically scrolling contact list that scrolls behind

Read More