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Meaning of suck

suck

Pronunciation: (suk), [key]
— v.t.
  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, esp. 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.
—v.i.
  1. to draw something in by producing a partial vacuum in the mouth, esp. to draw milk from the breast.
  2. to draw or be drawn by or as if by suction.
  3. (of a pump) to draw air instead of water, as when the water is low or a valve is defective.
  4. to behave in a fawning manner (usually fol. by around).
  5. to be repellent or disgusting: Poverty sucks.
  6. to engage in soul-kissing.
  7. to deceive; cheat; defraud: The confidence man sucked us all in.
  8. . to fellate.
  9. to be obsequious; toady: The workers are all sucking up to him because he's the one who decides who'll get the bonuses.
—n.
  1. an act or instance of sucking.
  2. a sucking force.
  3. the sound produced by sucking.
  4. that which is sucked; nourishment drawn from the breast.
  5. a small drink; sip.
  6. a whirlpool.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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