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

Derived forms: curries favor, currying favor, curried favor

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