To suck in
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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  • To draw in — draw draw (dr[add]), v. t. [imp. {Drew} (dr[udd]); p. p. {Drawn} (dr[add]n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Drawing}.] [OE. dra[yogh]en, drahen, draien, drawen, AS. dragan; akin to Icel. & Sw. draga, Dan. drage to draw, carry, and prob. to OS. dragan to bear,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To drink in — Drink Drink, v. t. 1. To swallow (a liquid); to receive, as a fluid, into the stomach; to imbibe; as, to drink milk or water. [1913 Webster] There lies she with the blessed gods in bliss, There drinks the nectar with ambrosia mixed. Spenser.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To suck out — 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To suck up — 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • suck in — {v.} 1. {informal} To pull in by taking a deep breath and tightening the muscles; flatten. * / Suck in those stomachs, the gym teacher said./ 2. {slang} To make a fool of; cheat. * /The uneducated farmer was sucked in by a clever crook./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • suck in — {v.} 1. {informal} To pull in by taking a deep breath and tightening the muscles; flatten. * / Suck in those stomachs, the gym teacher said./ 2. {slang} To make a fool of; cheat. * /The uneducated farmer was sucked in by a clever crook./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • suck in — Synonyms and related words: absorb, allure, aspirate, bait, bait the hook, beguile, betray, bib, bitch, blandish, booze, breathe in, bunk, cajole, catch up in, coax, concern, decoy, delude, double cross, drain the cup, draw, draw in, draw on,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • suck in — verb To cause someone to become slowly more and more involved in a business or situation that is often not to that persons liking. I really didnt want to be on the committee, but somehow I got sucked in. Syn: draw into, draw in, suck into …   Wiktionary

  • suck in — transitive verb Date: 1840 1. dupe, hoodwink 2. to contract, flatten, and tighten (the abdomen) especially by inhaling deeply …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Psalm 69: The Way to Succeed and the Way to Suck Eggs — Studioalbum von Ministry Veröffentlichung 14. Juli 1992 Label Sire Records/ …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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