Suck

Definition of Suck

Pronunciation: sŭk
v. t.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.
[imp. & p. p. Sucked (sŭkt); p. pr. & vb. n. Sucking.]
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.
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.
4.To draw or drain.
Old ocean, sucked through the porous globe.
- Thomson.
5.To draw in, as a whirlpool; to swallow up.
As waters are by whirlpools sucked and drawn.
- Dryden.
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.
v. i.1.To draw, or attempt to draw, something by suction, as with the mouth, or through a tube.
Where the bee sucks, there suck I.
- Shak.
2.To draw milk from the breast or udder; as, a child, or the young of an animal, is first nourished by sucking.
3.To draw in; to imbibe; to partake.
The crown had sucked too hard, and now, being full, was like to draw less.
- Bacon.
4.To be objectionable, of very poor quality, or offensive; as, telemarketing calls really suck; he's a good actor, but his singing sucks.
n.1.The act of drawing with the mouth.
2.That which is drawn into the mouth by sucking; specifically, mikl drawn from the breast.
3.A small draught.
4.Juice; succulence.

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