WordReference English-Korean Dictionary © 2020:
|butter [sb] up,|
butter up [sb] vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
| figurative, informal (flatter, sweet-talk)||~에게 아부하다, ~에게 아첨하다 동동사: 동작이나 작용을 나타냅니다. '가다, 읽다, 괴롭히다, 공부시키다, 먹히다, 파생되다' 등이 있습니다.|
| ||He tried to butter up his boss in hopes of getting an extra day off. Stop trying to butter me up and just tell me what you want.|