Key: "S:" = Show Synset (semantic) relations, "W:" = Show Word (lexical) relations
Display options for sense: (gloss) "an example sentence"
- S: (v) absorb, suck, imbibe, soak up, sop up, suck up, draw, take in, take up (take in, also metaphorically) "The sponge absorbs water well"; "She drew strength from the minister's words"
- S: (v) cozy up, cotton up, shine up, play up, sidle up, suck up (ingratiate oneself to; often with insincere behavior) "She is playing up to the chairman"
- S: (v) fawn, toady, truckle, bootlick, kowtow, kotow, suck up (try to gain favor by cringing or flattering) "He is always kowtowing to his boss"