Suck
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 an animal, is first nourished by sucking. [1913 Webster]

3. To draw in; to imbibe; to partake. [1913 Webster]

The crown had sucked too hard, and now, being full, was like to draw less. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

4. To be objectionable, of very poor quality, or offensive; as, telemarketing calls really suck; he's a good actor, but his singing sucks. [Colloq.] [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • suck — [suk] vt. [ME suken < OE sucan, akin to Ger saugen < IE * seuk , *seug < base * seu , damp, juice > SUP1, L sucus, juice, sugere, to suck] 1. a) to draw (liquid) into the mouth by creating a vacuum or partial vacuum with the lips,… …   English World dictionary

  • 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},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • Suck — An tSuca Der River Suck bei Athleague, County RoscommonVorlage:Infobox Fluss/KARTE fehlt Da …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 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

  • Suck — may refer to: *Suction, the creation of a partial vacuum, or region of low pressure *Suck.com, a satire and editorial web site *Oral sex, particularly fellatio *River Suck, a river in Ireland * Suck , a song by Nine Inch Nails from the 1992 EP… …   Wikipedia

  • 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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