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Verb: court favor
Usage: US (elsewhere: court favour)
  1. Seek favor by fawning or flattery
    "This employee is courting favor with his superordinates";
    - curry favor [US], curry favour [Brit, Cdn], court favour [Brit, Cdn]

Derived forms: courted favor, courts favor, courting favor

Type of: bootlick, fawn, kotow, kowtow, smoodge [Austral], suck up, toady, truckle