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1US informal A whirlpool.figurative ‘the current hot majors will be career suckholes by the time you get your master's degree’
- ‘I was thoroughly convinced that I was living in a suckhole devoid of any culture and/or fun.’
2Canadian Australian vulgar slang A sycophant.sycophant, toady, lackey, flunkey, minion, stooge, kowtower, truckler, groveller, crawler, creep, fawner, flatterer, lickspittle, uriah heep, puppet, cat's paw, instrument, pawn, underling, hanger-on, camp follower, doormat, spanielView synonyms
verb[NO OBJECT]Canadian, Australian
Behave in a sycophantic way towards someone.‘he needs to quit suckholing to the business community’obsequious, sycophantic, excessively deferential, subservient, fawning, toadying, ingratiating, unctuous, oily, oleaginous, greasy, reptilian, grovelling, cringing, toadyish, sycophantish, slavish, abject, craven, humble, uriah heepish, self-abasingView synonyms
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