to seek the favor or goodwill of in a servile, degraded way; toady to.
to be a toady.
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(informal) to seek favour by servile or ingratiating behaviour towards (someone, esp someone in authority); toady
the area between the water lines of a ship when fully loaded and when unloaded. a distinctive band of paint covering this area. Historical Examples Young Wild West at “Forbidden Pass” An Old Scout Blackbeard: Buccaneer Ralph D. Paine Waring’s Peril Charles King On a Donkey’s Hurricane Deck R. Pitcher Woodward The Bondboy George W. […]
adjective Usage Note
equipped with or wearing boots. Ornithology. (of the tarsus of certain birds) covered with a continuous horny, bootlike sheath. a covering of leather, rubber, or the like, for the foot and all or part of the leg. Chiefly British. any shoe or outer foot covering reaching to the ankle. an overshoe, especially one of rubber […]