1. flatter; curry favor ((with)),((英)) curry favour ((with)); butter ((a person)) up; play up to ((a person)); ((口)) soft-soap ((a person)); ((俗)) suck up to ((a person))⇒おべっかごぎげんとり(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.