English version

toady

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtoadytoad‧y1 /ˈtəʊdi $ ˈtoʊ-/ noun (plural toadies) [countable] 🔊 🔊 informalPRETEND someone who pretends to like an important person and does things for them, so that that person will help them – used to show disapproval
Examples from the Corpus
toadyIt strikes me that Tommy has already mastered the art of being a toady.He felt like a hanger-on, a toady.Is Tony now the Toad's toady?
toadytoady2 verb (toadied, toadying, toadies) [intransitive] 🔊 🔊 PRETENDto pretend to like an important person and do things for them, so that they will help you – used to show disapprovaltoady to 🔊 toadying to the boss→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
toady toSome politicians have been accused of toadying to the NRA.
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Verb table
toady
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theytoady
he, she, ittoadies
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theytoadied
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave toadied
he, she, ithas toadied
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad toadied
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill toady
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have toadied
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam toadying
he, she, itis toadying
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you, we, theyare toadying
Past
I, he, she, itwas toadying
you, we, theywere toadying
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been toadying
he, she, ithas been toadying
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been toadying
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be toadying
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been toadying
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