brownnose

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brownnose /ˈbraʊnˌnoʊz/ verb
brownnoses; brownnosed; brownnosing
brownnose
/ˈbraʊnˌnoʊz/
verb
brownnoses; brownnosed; brownnosing
Learner's definition of BROWNNOSE
[+ object] informal + disapproving
: to try to get the approval of (an important or powerful person) by praise, flattery, etc.

— brownnoser

noun, plural brownnosers [count]

— brownnosing

noun [noncount]
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