suck+dry

  • 1 suck dry — phrasal : to draw all the vitality, resources, or strength of : exhaust several centuries of essentialist thought have sucked dry reality Modern Schoolman * * * suck (someone or something) dry see ↑dry, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑suck …

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  • 2 suck dry — Synonyms and related words: ablate, absorb, abuse, assimilate, bleed, bleed white, burn up, consume, denude, deplete, deplume, despoil, digest, displume, divest, drain, drain of resources, dry, eat, eat up, erode, exhaust, expend, exploit, finish …

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  • 3 milk/bleed/suck dry — milk/bleed/suck (someone or something) dry informal : to take or use up everything from (someone or something) He married her for her money and then bled her dry. She milked the system dry. • • • Main Entry: ↑dry …

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  • 4 suck — v. & n. v. 1 tr. draw (a fluid) into the mouth by making a partial vacuum. 2 tr. (also absol.) a draw milk or other fluid from or through (the breast etc. or a container). b extract juice from (a fruit) by sucking. 3 tr. a draw sustenance,… …

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  • 5 dry — Synonyms and related words: Rabelaisian, Saharan, Spartan, WCTU, acarpous, acerb, acerbate, acerbic, acescent, acetose, acid, acidulous, air dry, anhydrate, anhydrous, antisaloon, apathetic, arid, ascetic, athirst, austere, bake, baked, bald,… …

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  • 6 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… …

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  • 7 suck someone or something dry — suck (someone or something) dry see ↑dry, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑suck …

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  • 8 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,… …

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  • 9 suck someone dry — ► suck someone dry exhaust someone s physical, material, or emotional resources. Main Entry: ↑suck …

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  • 10 Suck It Dry — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel Suck It Dry Produktionsland Vereinigte Staaten …

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  • 11 Suck You Dry — Infobox Single Name = Suck You Dry Artist = Mudhoney from Album = Piece Of Cake B side = Deception Pass Released = 1992 Format = Recorded = 1991 1992 Genre = Grunge Length = 2:34 Label = Reprise Records Producer = Conrad Uno, Mudhoney Last single …

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  • 12 suck — /sʌk / (say suk) verb (t) 1. to draw into the mouth by action of the lips and tongue which produces a partial vacuum: to suck lemonade through a straw. 2. to draw (water, moisture, air, etc.) by any process resembling this: plants suck up… …

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  • 13 suck — [[t]sʌ̱k[/t]] sucks, sucking, sucked 1) VERB If you suck something, you hold it in your mouth and pull at it with the muscles in your cheeks and tongue, for example in order to get liquid out of it. [V n] They waited in silence and sucked their… …

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  • 14 suck — verb 1》 draw into the mouth by contracting the muscles of the lip and mouth to make a partial vacuum.     ↘hold (something) in the mouth and draw at it by contracting the lip and cheek muscles.     ↘draw in a specified direction by creating a… …

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  • 15 dry — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} verb ADVERB ▪ carefully, completely, properly, thoroughly ▪ Wait until the paint has completely dried. ▪ Always dry clothes thoroughly before you wear them again. ▪ …

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  • 16 suck somebody dry — milk/suck sb/sth ˈdry idiom to get from sb/sth all the money, help, information, etc. they have, usually giving nothing in return • By earning millions from racing and giving pennies back, the bookmakers are sucking the sport dry. Main entry:… …

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  • 17 suck something dry — milk/suck sb/sth ˈdry idiom to get from sb/sth all the money, help, information, etc. they have, usually giving nothing in return • By earning millions from racing and giving pennies back, the bookmakers are sucking the sport dry. Main entry:… …

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  • 18 suck — v. 1) (d. tr.) to suck from (to suck the juice from an orange) 2) (N; used with an adjective) (she sucked the lemon dry) * * * [sʌk] (d; tr.) to suck from (to suck the juice from an orange) …

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  • 19 suck someone dry — exhaust someone s physical, material, or emotional resources. → suck …

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  • 20 suck up — verb a) To absorb fluid The dry soil sucked up water like a sponge. b) To adulate or flatter somebody excessively, generally to obtain some personal benefit or favour. Jimmy sucked up to the English teacher hoping he would get an A …

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