Suck
Suck Suck (s[u^]k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sucked} (s[u^]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Sucking}.] [OE. suken, souken, AS. s[=u]can, s[=u]gan; akin to D. zuigen, G. saugen, OHG. s[=u]gan, Icel. s[=u]ga, sj[=u]ga, Sw. suga, Dan. suge, L. sugere. Cf. {Honeysuckle}, {Soak}, {Succulent}, {Suction}.] 1. To draw, as a liquid, by the action of the mouth and tongue, which tends to produce a vacuum, and causes the liquid to rush in by atmospheric pressure; to draw, or apply force to, by exhausting the air. [1913 Webster]

2. To draw liquid from by the action of the mouth; as, to suck an orange; specifically, to draw milk from (the mother, the breast, etc.) with the mouth; as, the young of an animal sucks the mother, or dam; an infant sucks the breast. [1913 Webster]

3. To draw in, or imbibe, by any process resembles sucking; to inhale; to absorb; as, to suck in air; the roots of plants suck water from the ground. [1913 Webster]

4. To draw or drain. [1913 Webster]

Old ocean, sucked through the porous globe. --Thomson. [1913 Webster]

5. To draw in, as a whirlpool; to swallow up. [1913 Webster]

As waters are by whirlpools sucked and drawn. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

{To suck in}, to draw into the mouth; to imbibe; to absorb.

{To suck out}, to draw out with the mouth; to empty by suction.

{To suck up}, to draw into the mouth; to draw up by suction or absorption. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • suck — ► VERB 1) draw into the mouth by contracting the lip muscles to make a partial vacuum. 2) hold (something) in the mouth and draw at it by contracting the lip and cheek muscles. 3) draw in a specified direction by creating a vacuum. 4) (suck… …   English terms dictionary

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  • suck — (v.) O.E. sucan, from PIE root *sug /*suk of imitative origin (Cf. O.S., O.H.G. sugan, O.N. suga, M.Du. sughen, Du. zuigen, Ger. saugen to suck; L. sugere to suck, succus juice, sap; O.Ir. sugim, Welsh sugno …   Etymology dictionary

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  • Suck — Suck, v. i. 1. To draw, or attempt to draw, something by suction, as with the mouth, or through a tube. [1913 Webster] Where the bee sucks, there suck I. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To draw milk from the breast or udder; as, a child, or the young of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Suck — Suck, n. 1. The act of drawing with the mouth. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is drawn into the mouth by sucking; specifically, mikl drawn from the breast. Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. A small draught. [Colloq.] Massinger. [1913 Webster] 4. Juice;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Suck. — Suck., bei naturwissenschaftl. Namen Abkürzung für Georg Adolf Suckow, geb. 28. Jan. 1751 in Jena, gest. 13. Mai 1813 als Professor der Physik und Kameralwissenschaften in Heidelberg. Zoologisches und Botanisches, lieferte auch viele chemische… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • suck — suck1 [ sʌk ] verb ** 1. ) intransitive or transitive to pull liquid into your mouth by using the muscles in your cheeks and tongue: After the accident, I could only suck liquids through a straw. suck at: a baby sucking at the breast a ) to put… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • suck — I UK [sʌk] / US verb Word forms suck : present tense I/you/we/they suck he/she/it sucks present participle sucking past tense sucked past participle sucked ** 1) [intransitive/transitive] to pull liquid into your mouth by using the muscles in… …   English dictionary

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