English version

butter somebody ↔ up

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbutter somebody ↔ up phrasal verbinformalPRAISE to say nice things to someone so that they will do what you want Don’t think you can butter me up that easily. butter→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
butter upFrom the title I expected Nathan to just butter Jackie up.Agree with him. Butter him up a bit.Silly-Willie popped them back in the oven and buttered them up himself.
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Verb table
butter
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theybutter
he, she, itbutters
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theybuttered
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave buttered
he, she, ithas buttered
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad buttered
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill butter
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have buttered
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam buttering
he, she, itis buttering
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you, we, theyare buttering
Past
I, he, she, itwas buttering
you, we, theywere buttering
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been buttering
he, she, ithas been buttering
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been buttering
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be buttering
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been buttering
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