suck
I. verb Etymology: Middle English suken, from Old English sūcan; akin to Old High German sūgan to suck, Latin sugere Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. a. to draw (as liquid) into the mouth through a suction force produced by movements of the lips and tongue <
sucked milk from his mother's breast
>
b. to draw something from or consume by such movements <
suck an orange
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<
suck a lollipop
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c. to apply the mouth to in order to or as if to suck out a liquid <
sucked his burned finger
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2. a. to draw by or as if by suction <
when a receding wave sucks the sand from under your feet — Kenneth Brower
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<
inadvertently sucked into the…intrigue — Martin Levin
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b. to take in and consume by or as if by suction <
a vacuum cleaner sucking up dirt
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<
suck up a few beers
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<
opponents say that malls suck the life out of downtown areas — Michael Knight
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intransitive verb 1. to draw something in by or as if by exerting a suction force; especially to draw milk from a breast or udder with the mouth 2. to make a sound or motion associated with or caused by suction <
his pipe sucked wetly
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<
flanks sucked in and out, the long nose resting on his paws — Virginia Woolf
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3. to act in an obsequious manner <
when they want votes…the candidates come sucking around — W. G. Hardy
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— usually used with up <
sucked up to the boss
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4. slang to be objectionable or inadequate <
our lifestyle sucksPlayboy
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<
people who went said it sucked — H. S. Thompson
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II. noun Date: 13th century 1. a sucking movement or force 2. the act of sucking

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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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, 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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