Textual thesaurus for "suck up"

(verb) fawn, toady, truckle, bootlick, kotow, kowtow

try to gain favor by cringing or flattering

He is always kowtowing to his boss

(verb) take in, take up, suck, imbibe, draw, soak up, sop up, absorb

take in, also metaphorically

The sponge absorbs water well; She drew strength from the minister's words

(verb) cotton up, cozy up, shine up, sidle up, play up

ingratiate oneself to; often with insincere behavior

She is playing up to the chairman