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Verb
Present participle for to ingratiate oneself (with)
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“It's always a good idea to suck up to the boss. Always comment on how cute and talented his kids are, even if they look like escapees from the primate center.”
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Present participle for to monopolize or dominate the use of something
“These groups are viewed in a zero-sum system as parasites who contribute little yet suck up resources.”
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Present participle for to physically assimilate or take, especially a liquid
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Present participle for to remove by using a siphon
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Present participle for to eat quickly and greedily
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The fawning behavior of a sycophant
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Noun
The process by which nutrients enter the tissues of an animal or a plant
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