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boot·lick

 (bo͞ot′lĭk′)
tr. & intr.v. boot·licked, boot·lick·ing, boot·licks
To behave like a sycophant toward (someone) or behave like a sycophant. See Synonyms at fawn1.

boot′lick′er n.

bootlick

(ˈbuːtˌlɪk)
vb
informal to seek favour by servile or ingratiating behaviour towards (someone, esp someone in authority); toady
ˈbootˌlicker n

boot•lick

(ˈbutˌlɪk)
v.t.
1. to seek the favor of in a servile, degraded way.
v.i.
2. to be a toady.
[1835–45, Amer.]
boot′lick`er, n.

bootlick


Past participle: bootlicked
Gerund: bootlicking

Imperative
bootlick
bootlick
Present
I bootlick
you bootlick
he/she/it bootlicks
we bootlick
you bootlick
they bootlick
Preterite
I bootlicked
you bootlicked
he/she/it bootlicked
we bootlicked
you bootlicked
they bootlicked
Present Continuous
I am bootlicking
you are bootlicking
he/she/it is bootlicking
we are bootlicking
you are bootlicking
they are bootlicking
Present Perfect
I have bootlicked
you have bootlicked
he/she/it has bootlicked
we have bootlicked
you have bootlicked
they have bootlicked
Past Continuous
I was bootlicking
you were bootlicking
he/she/it was bootlicking
we were bootlicking
you were bootlicking
they were bootlicking
Past Perfect
I had bootlicked
you had bootlicked
he/she/it had bootlicked
we had bootlicked
you had bootlicked
they had bootlicked
Future
I will bootlick
you will bootlick
he/she/it will bootlick
we will bootlick
you will bootlick
they will bootlick
Future Perfect
I will have bootlicked
you will have bootlicked
he/she/it will have bootlicked
we will have bootlicked
you will have bootlicked
they will have bootlicked
Future Continuous
I will be bootlicking
you will be bootlicking
he/she/it will be bootlicking
we will be bootlicking
you will be bootlicking
they will be bootlicking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been bootlicking
you have been bootlicking
he/she/it has been bootlicking
we have been bootlicking
you have been bootlicking
they have been bootlicking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been bootlicking
you will have been bootlicking
he/she/it will have been bootlicking
we will have been bootlicking
you will have been bootlicking
they will have been bootlicking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been bootlicking
you had been bootlicking
he/she/it had been bootlicking
we had been bootlicking
you had been bootlicking
they had been bootlicking
Conditional
I would bootlick
you would bootlick
he/she/it would bootlick
we would bootlick
you would bootlick
they would bootlick
Past Conditional
I would have bootlicked
you would have bootlicked
he/she/it would have bootlicked
we would have bootlicked
you would have bootlicked
they would have bootlicked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.bootlick - try to gain favor by cringing or flatteringbootlick - try to gain favor by cringing or flattering; "He is always kowtowing to his boss"
blandish, flatter - praise somewhat dishonestly
court favor, court favour, curry favor, curry favour - seek favor by fawning or flattery; "This employee is currying favor with his superordinates"

bootlick

verb
To support slavishly every opinion or suggestion of a superior:
Slang: suck up.
Idioms: curry favor, dance attendance, kiss someone's feet, lick someone's boots.
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10] Given that up until LPFM the FCC has acted more like the bootlick of the NAB than its regulator, this opinion is not unfounded.
Not worth my while to respond to those tirades except to say that it's never my style to bootlick.
But don't let lazy sections of the racing press, no doubt anxious to bootlick the Lloyd-Webbers, kid you that the reshuffle was the work of some bunch of rabid French stewards, halfcut on Claret, sick - like the rest of us - of Phantom Of The Opera and hell-bent on getting one over on the 'rosbifs'.