Definitions for: Suck

[n] the act of sucking
[v] draw into the mouth by creating a practical vacuum in the mouth; "suck the poison from the place where the snake bit"; "suck on a straw"; "the baby sucked on the mother's breast"
[v] give suck to; "The wetnurse suckled the infant"; "You cannot nurse your baby in public in some places"
[v] take in, also metaphorically; "The sponge absorbs water well"; "She drew strength from the minister's words"
[v] draw something in by or as if by a vacuum; "Mud was sucking at her feet"
[v] attract by using an inexorable force, inducement, etc.; "The current sucked him in"

Webster (1913) Definition: Suck, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sucked; p. pr. & vb. n.
Sucking.] [OE. suken, souken, AS. s?can, s?gan; akin to D.
zuigen, G. saugen, OHG. s?gan, Icel. s?ga, sj?ga, Sw. suga,
Dan. suge, L. sugere. Cf. Honeysuckle, Soak, Succulent,
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.

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

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.

5. To draw in, as a whirlpool; to swallow up.

As waters are by whirlpools sucked and drawn.

To suck in, to draw into the mouth; to imbibe; to absorb.

To suck out, to draw out with the mouth; to empty by

To suck up, to draw into the mouth; to draw up by suction
or absorption.

Suck, 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.

Suck, 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. --Shak.

3. A small draught. [Colloq.] --Massinger.

4. Juice; succulence. [Obs.]

Synonyms: absorb, draw, imbibe, soak up, sop up, suck in, suck up, sucking, suction, take in, take up

Antonyms: bottlefeed

See Also: absorb, aspirate, attract, blot, consumption, draw, draw in, drink, feed, give, imbibe, ingestion, intake, mop, mop up, pull, pull in, sop up, sponge up, suck in, suck in, take in, take in, take out, take up, uptake, wipe up

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