1. flatter;curry favor [《英》 favour] ((with));butter ((a person)) up; play up to ((a person));《口》 soft-soap ((a person));《俗》 suck up to ((a person)) ⇒おべっか御機嫌取り
    • 彼は目上の人にへつらってばかりいる
    • He is always flattering [trying to curry favor with] his superiors.