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

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • suck in — verb 1. take up as if with a sponge (Freq. 2) • Syn: ↑take in, ↑sop up, ↑take up • Hypernyms: ↑consume, ↑ingest, ↑take in, ↑take, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • suck in — phrasal verb suck in or suck into [transitive] Word forms suck in : present tense I/you/we/they suck in he/she/it sucks in present participle sucking in past tense sucked in past participle sucked in informal be/get sucked in(to) to be unable to… …   English dictionary

  • suck-in — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun ( s) Etymology: suck in Britain : the process of being cheated : deception, fraud you never got such a suck in in all your life Frank O Connor …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 — 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 …   Словарь американских идиом

  • suck in — phr verb Suck in is used with these nouns as the object: ↑air, ↑breath, ↑stomach …   Collocations dictionary

  • 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 — Imbibe, absorb, take in, suck up …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • suck in — v To con. Don t let yourself be sucked in by her lies. 1850s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

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