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- (transitive) To seek favor from by fawning, servile behavior.
2003, Todd DePastino, Citizen Hobo: How a Century of Homelessness Shaped America, page 81:
- He had no social position to protect, no employer to bootlick.
- (intransitive) To engage in fawning, servile behavior.
bootlick (plural bootlicks)