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  • verb To absorb fluid
  • verb idiomatic To adulate or flatter somebody excessively, generally to obtain some personal benefit or favour.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb try to gain favor by cringing or flattering
  • verb ingratiate oneself to; often with insincere behavior
  • verb take in, also metaphorically

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