absorb, suck, imbibe, soak up, sop up, suck up, draw, take in, take up(verb)
take in, also metaphorically
"The sponge absorbs water well"; "She drew strength from the minister's words"
plunge, receive, occupy, withdraw, run, tie, ingest, draw, assume, resume, have, borrow, lactate, overhear, eviscerate, absorb, cast, take over, consume, earn, suckle, pull, draw and quarter, adopt, reap, draw in, scoop, fellate, bootlick, drink, gather in, steep, gull, get out, pull back, disembowel, collect, start, lift out, fool, suck, sidle up, breastfeed, put one across, truckle, go down on, seize on, realize, sop up, fasten on, blow, strike, take out, latch on, take up, delineate, see, pull in, take, quarter, catch, befool, make, hook on, wet-nurse, pull out, get, describe, puff, suck in, thread, soak up, drag, cotton up, shine up, attract, scoop up, cozy up, force, cod, toady, sorb, engage, trace, dupe, put on, kowtow, engulf, view, kotow, draw off, immerse, engross, invite, take in, pass, play up, give suck, line, slang, watch, fawn, bring in, clear, string, guide, depict, put one over, scoop out, assimilate, realise, imbibe, nurse, gain
cozy up, cotton up, shine up, play up, sidle up, suck up(verb)
ingratiate oneself to; often with insincere behavior
"She is playing up to the chairman"
soak up, bootlick, sop up, cozy up, highlight, toady, draw, cotton up, shine up, absorb, take in, sidle up, kowtow, spotlight, suck, play up, imbibe, truckle, take up, foreground, fawn, kotow
fawn, toady, truckle, bootlick, kowtow, kotow, suck up(verb)
try to gain favor by cringing or flattering
"He is always kowtowing to his boss"
soak up, sidle up, cower, cotton up, sop up, bootlick, fawn, cozy up, imbibe, crawl, draw, grovel, shine up, absorb, cringe, take up, truckle, kowtow, take in, suck, play up, kotow, scrape, creep, genuflect, toady
English Synonyms and Antonyms
A fluid that is absorbed is taken up into the mass of the absorbing body, with which it may or may not permanently combine. Wood expands when it absorbs moisture, iron when it absorbs heat, the substance remaining perhaps otherwise substantially unchanged; quicklime, when it absorbs water, becomes a new substance with different qualities, hydrated or slaked lime. A substance is consumed which is destructively appropriated by some other substance, being, or agency, so that it ceases to exist or to be recognized as existing in its original condition; fuel is consumed in the fire, food in the body; consume is also applied to whatever is removed from the market for individual use; as, silk and woolen goods are consumed. A great talker engrosses the conversation. A credulous person swallows the most preposterous statement. A busy student imbibes or drinks in knowledge; he is absorbed in a subject that takes his whole attention. "I only postponed it because I happened to get absorbed in a book."
KaneGrinnell Exped. ch. 43, page 403. [ Harper & Bros.'54.]
Plants absorb moisture from the air; the student is absorbed in thought; nutriment may be absorbed into the system through the skin.
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How to use suck up in a sentence?
I thought this was really innovative, if Sterling Burnett wants to buy up these coal mines and coal companies and package coal to power plants with trees to suck up carbon emissions, and this helps save the coal companies, then Sterling Burnett has made a real positive contribution.
The decisions are made not just frankly for what's best for Iowa -- that's not the rationale. You can't make a decision and say, 'It's good for Iowa. Gee, they're the caucus state, we better suck up to them.' We better make decisions that are good for every consumer.
It makes sense for them right now - given how fast the market's gone up - to actually suck up some of the liquidity with the new IPOs, they need to balance. I don't think they want to crash the market.
When things are so dark like they are in the deep sea, if you reflect even a handful of photons, something can detect you, and here, these animals are covering their whole [ bodies ] in this ultra-black skin to basically suck up all the light and match the pitch blackness of the deep sea.
A great preservative against angry and mutinous thoughts, and all impatience and quarreling, is to have some great business and interest in your mind, which, like a sponge shall suck up your attention and keep you from brooding over what displeases you.
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- paijata, mielistellä, imarrellaFinnish
- absorber, cirer les pompes, lécher les bottesFrench
- deoghailScottish Gaelic
- подлизываться, подлизатьсяRussian
- улизивати, ulizivati, увлачити, uvlačiti, шлихтати, šlihtatiSerbo-Croatian
- ställa in, suga upp, lisma, fjäska, smöraSwedish
- munya, muncaZulu
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