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to seek the favor or goodwill of in a servile, degraded way; toady to.
to be a toady.
Historical Examples

Boy Scouts in Glacier Park Walter Prichard Eaton

(informal) to seek favour by servile or ingratiating behaviour towards (someone, esp someone in authority); toady


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