suck up to sb Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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suck up to sb

informal disapproving
phrasal verb with suck uk   us   /sʌk/ verb
to ​try to make someone in ​authorityapprove of you by doing and saying things that will ​please them: "Why do you ​think he ​offered to take all that ​workhome?" "Oh, he's just ​sucking up to the ​boss."
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