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phrasal verb [transitive] American informal
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theykiss up to
he/she/itkisses up to
present participlekissing up to
past tensekissed up to
past participlekissed up to
  1. kiss up to someone showing disapproval to try to please a powerful person, because you want them to do something for you
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