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brown-noseverb [I]

uk   /ˈbrɑʊn.nəʊz/  us   /-noʊz/ informal
to ​try too hard to ​please someone, ​especially someone in a ​position of ​authority, in a way that other ​peoplefindunpleasant: The ​rest of the ​class were ​sick of ​watching him brown-nose.
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