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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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If the SEC were anything but a hedge fund bootlick," continued Byrne, "it would not have taken the half-measure of a pre-borrow requirement applied only as a penalty for those failing to deliver within T+3, but would have instituted a market-wide pre-borrow requirement (as it did in its July 15, 2008 Emergency Order protecting Upper Caste financial firms), and mandatory buy-ins at T+3.
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'.