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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.
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Noun1.bootlicker - someone who humbles himself as a sign of respectbootlicker - someone who humbles himself as a sign of respect; who behaves as if he had no self-respect
ass-kisser, crawler, sycophant, toady, lackey - a person who tries to please someone in order to gain a personal advantage


[ˈbuːtlɪkəʳ] Nlameculos m
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The same bootlickers will find a new Gideon boot to lick, that's the law of the land
Police said that the both bootlickers were involved in local liquor supply business and also running a liquor den in the locality.
These are leaders who thrived as bootlickers of the dictator, amassing great personal wealth at the expense of a national economy that was run to the ground.
The headman has a group of men popularly referred to as bootlickers (known locally as Mclope) who are very loyal to him or her.
They are often called bootlickers, apple-polishers, yes men, crawlers or even parasites.
Most Americans are instinctively isolationist, which is why Paul is denounced so hysterically by the hall monitors of acceptable opinion: the belligerent bootlickers of Beltway Conservatism, or the neutered progressives who flee from an unconventional thought like Victorian spinsters from a penis.