English version

brown-nose

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbrown-noseˈbrown-nose verb [intransitive, transitive] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š informalFRIENDLY to try to make someone in authority like you by being very nice to them – used to show disapproval β€”brown-noser noun [countable] β€”brown-nosing noun [uncountable]β†’ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
brown-noseβ€’ Kids don't want other kids to think they're brown-nosing, so they don't tell teachers when they've enjoyed a class.
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Verb table
brown-nose
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theybrown-nose
he, she, itbrown-noses
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theybrown-nosed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave brown-nosed
he, she, ithas brown-nosed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad brown-nosed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill brown-nose
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have brown-nosed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam brown-nosing
he, she, itis brown-nosing
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you, we, theyare brown-nosing
Past
I, he, she, itwas brown-nosing
you, we, theywere brown-nosing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been brown-nosing
he, she, ithas been brown-nosing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been brown-nosing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be brown-nosing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been brown-nosing
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