From Longman Dictionary of Conshort-lived Englishbutter somebody ↔ up phrasal verbinformalPRAISE to say nice things to someone so that they will certainly execute what you desire  Don’t think you deserve to butter me up that easily. → butter→ See Verb tableExamples from the Corpusbutter up• From the title I supposed Nathan to just butter Jackie up.• Agree through him. Butter him up a little.• Silly-Willie popped them earlier in the stove and also buttered them up himself.


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butter
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theybutter
he, she, itbutters
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theybuttered
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave buttered
he, she, ithas actually buttered
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad buttered
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill butter
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill certainly have actually buttered
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam buttering
he, she, itis buttering
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you, we, theyare buttering
Past
I, he, she, itwas buttering
you, we, theywere buttering
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been buttering
he, she, ithas actually been buttering
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been buttering
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill certainly be buttering
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill certainly have been buttering
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