suck

[suhk]
verb (used with object)
1.
to draw into the mouth by producing a partial vacuum by action of the lips and tongue: to suck lemonade through a straw.
2.
to draw (water, moisture, air, etc.) by or as if by suction: Plants suck moisture from the earth. The pump sucked water from the basement.
3.
to apply the lips or mouth to and draw upon by producing a partial vacuum, especially for extracting fluid contents: to suck an orange.
4.
to put into the mouth and draw upon: to suck one's thumb.
5.
to take into the mouth and dissolve by the action of the tongue, saliva, etc.: to suck a piece of candy.
6.
to render or bring to a specified condition by or as if by sucking.
verb (used without object)
7.
to draw something in by producing a partial vacuum in the mouth, especially to draw milk from the breast.
8.
to draw or be drawn by or as if by suction.
9.
(of a pump) to draw air instead of water, as when the water is low or a valve is defective.
10.
Slang. to behave in a fawning manner (usually followed by around ).
11.
Slang. to be repellent or disgusting: Poverty sucks.
noun
12.
an act or instance of sucking.
13.
a sucking force.
14.
the sound produced by sucking.
15.
that which is sucked; nourishment drawn from the breast.
16.
a small drink; sip.
17.
a whirlpool.
Verb phrases
18.
suck in, Slang. to deceive; cheat; defraud: The confidence man sucked us all in.
19.
suck off, Slang: Vulgar. to fellate.
20.
suck up, Slang. to be obsequious; toady: The workers are all sucking up to him because he's the one who decides who'll get the bonuses.
Idioms
21.
suck face, to engage in soul-kissing.

Origin:
before 900; (v.) Middle English souken, Old English sūcan, cognate with Latin sūgere; (noun) Middle English souke act of suckling, derivative of the noun; akin to soak

suckless, adjective
outsuck, verb (used with object)
unsucked, adjective
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suck (sʌk)
 
vb
1.  to draw (a liquid or other substance) into the mouth by creating a partial vacuum in the mouth
2.  to draw in (fluid, etc) by or as if by a similar action: plants suck moisture from the soil
3.  to drink milk from (a mother's breast); suckle
4.  (tr) to extract fluid content from (a solid food): to suck a lemon
5.  (tr) to take into the mouth and moisten, dissolve, or roll around with the tongue: to suck one's thumb
6.  (tr; often foll by down, in, etc) to draw by using irresistible force: the whirlpool sucked him down
7.  (intr) (of a pump) to draw in air because of a low supply level or leaking valves, pipes, etc
8.  (tr) to assimilate or acquire (knowledge, comfort, etc)
9.  slang (intr) to be contemptible or disgusting
10.  informal sucking diesel doing very well; successful
11.  informal suck it and see to try something to find out what it is, what it is like, or how it works
 
n
12.  the act or an instance of sucking
13.  something that is sucked, esp milk from the mother's breast
14.  give suck to to give (a baby or young animal) milk from the breast or udder
15.  an attracting or sucking force: the suck of the whirlpool was very strong
16.  a sound caused by sucking
 
[Old English sūcan; related to Old Norse súga, Middle Dutch sūgen, Latin sūgere to suck, exhaust; see soak]
 
'suckless
 
adj

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Word Origin & History

suck
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 "to suck"). Meaning "do fellatio" is first recorded 1928. Slang sense of "be contemptible"
first attested 1971 (the underlying notion is of fellatio). Suck eggs is from 1906. Suck hind tit "be inferior" is Amer.Eng. slang first recorded 1940.
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Slang Dictionary

suck definition


  1. n.
    and suction. liquor; wine; beer; strong drink. : How about a little glass of suck before we leave?
  2. tv.
    and suck. sth up to drink beer or liquor. : Yeah, I'll suck one up with ya.
  3. in.
    [for someone or something] to be bad or undesirable. : This movie sucks!
  4. n.
    and suction. influence. : He thinks he has suck, but he's just a pain in the neck.
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Example sentences
One recently rejected candidate was described as a suck up.
Scramjet engines have no moving parts and instead simply suck in all the oxygen
  they need from the air to burn hydrogen fuel.
Infected cells draw the filopodia in and actually suck in the tips of the
  filaments.
Apnea decreases the amount of oxygen in the blood, and eventually this lack of
  oxygen triggers the lungs to suck in air.
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