Definitions for suck
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word suck.
sucking, suck, suctionverb
the act of sucking
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"
draw something in by or as if by a vacuum
"Mud was sucking at her feet"
suck, suck inverb
attract by using an inexorable force, inducement, etc.
"The current boom in the economy sucked many workers in from abroad"
be inadequate or objectionable
fellate, suck, blow, go down onverb
provide sexual gratification through oral stimulation
absorb, suck, imbibe, soak up, sop up, suck up, draw, take in, take upverb
take in, also metaphorically
"The sponge absorbs water well"; "She drew strength from the minister's words"
breastfeed, suckle, suck, nurse, wet-nurse, lactate, give suckverb
give suck to
"The wetnurse suckled the infant"; "You cannot nurse your baby in public in some places"
A weak, self-pitying person; a person who won't go along, especially out of spite; a crybaby or sore loser.
A sycophant, especially a child.
To use the mouth and lips to pull in (a liquid, especially milk from the breast).
To perform such an action; to feed from a breast or teat.
To put the mouth or lips to (a breast, a mother etc.) to draw in milk.
To extract, draw in (a substance) from or out of something.
To work the lips and tongue on (an object) to extract moisture or nourishment; to absorb (something) in the mouth.
To pull (something) in a given direction, especially without direct contact.
To perform fellatio.
To be inferior or objectionable: a general term of disparagement, sometimes used with at to indicate a particular area of deficiency.
Etymology: souken, from sucan, from sūganan, from seug-. Akin to sugan "to suck", sugan "to suck" (saugen), socian "to cause to suck up, soak". More at soak.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from the verb.
I hoped, from the descent of the quick-silver in the tube, upon the first suck, that I should be able to give a nearer guess at the proportion of force betwixt the pressure of the air and the gravity of quick-silver. Boyle.
They draw with their suck the disposition of their nurses. Edmund Spenser.
I have given suck and know
How tender ’tis to love the babe that milks me. William Shakespeare.
Those first unpolish’d matrons
Gave suck to infants of gigantick mold. Dryden.
It would be inconvenient for birds to give suck. John Ray.
Etymology: sucan , Saxon; sugo, suctum, Latin; succer, French.
The cup of astonishment thou shalt drink, and suck it out. Ezek. xxiii. 34.
We’ll hand in hand to the dark mansions go,
Where, sucking in each other’s latest breath,
We may transfuse our souls. Dryden.
Still she drew
The sweets from ev’ry flow’r, and suck’d the dew. Dryden.
Transfix’d as o’er Castalia’s streams he hung,
He suck’d new poisons with his triple tongue. Alexander Pope, Statius.
Desire, the more he suck’d, more sought the breast,
Like dropsy folk still drink to be a-thirst. Philip Sidney.
A bitch will nurse young foxes in place of her puppies, if you can get them once to suck her so long that her milk may go through them. John Locke.
Did a child suck every day a new nurse, it would be no more affrighted with the change of faces at six months old than at sixty. John Locke.
Thy valiantness was mine, thou suck’dst it from me;
But own thy pride thyself. William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.
A fox lay with whole swarms of flies sucking and galling of him. Roger L'Estrange.
Bees on tops of lilies feed,
And creep within their bells to suck the balmy seed. Dryden.
I can suck melancholy out of a song, as a weazel sucks eggs. William Shakespeare.
Pumping hath tir’d our men;
Seas into seas thrown, we suck in again. John Donne.
A cubical vessel of brass is filled an inch and a half in half an hour; but because it sucks up nothing as the earth doth, take an inch for half an hour’s rain. Burnet.
Old ocean, suck’d through the porous globe,
Had long ere now forsook his horrid bed. James Thomson.
Continual repairs, the least defects in sucking pumps are constantly requiring. John Mortimer, Husbandry.
Such as are nourished with milk find the paps, and suck at them; whereas none of those that are not designed for that nourishment ever offer to suck. John Ray, on the Creation.
Pluck the young sucking cubs from the she-bear,
To win thee, lady. William Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice.
Why did the knees prevent me? or why the breasts that I should suck? Job iii. 12.
A nursing father beareth with the sucking child. Numb. xi.
The crown had sucked too hard, and now being full, was like to draw less. Francis Bacon, Henry VIII.
All the under passions,
As waters are by whirl-pools suck’d and drawn,
Were quite devoured in the vast gulph of empire. Dryden.
Suck: The First European Sex Paper was an underground pornographic magazine that celebrated free love and queer sexuality. Founded in London in 1969, its collaborators included Jim Haynes, William Levy, Heathcote Williams, Germaine Greer, and Jean Shrimpton. The United Kingdom banned the publication prior to its first issue.
Suck is a verb that generally refers to the action of creating a vacuum with one's mouth to draw something in, such as liquid from a straw. It can also mean to draw or pull something in a particular direction. The term can be used metaphorically to imply absorbing or soaking up information or experiences, or in informal language to mean 'perform badly' or 'be of poor quality'.
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
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
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
to draw or drain
to draw in, as a whirlpool; to swallow up
to draw, or attempt to draw, something by suction, as with the mouth, or through a tube
to draw milk from the breast or udder; as, a child, or the young of an animal, is first nourished by sucking
to draw in; to imbibe; to partake
the act of drawing with the mouth
that which is drawn into the mouth by sucking; specifically, mikl drawn from the breast
a small draught
Etymology: [OE. suken, souken, AS. scan, sgan; akin to D. zuigen, G. saugen, OHG. sgan, Icel. sga, sjga, Sw. suga, Dan. suge, L. sugere. Cf. Honeysuckle, Soak, Succulent, Suction.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
suk, v.t. to draw in with the mouth: to draw milk from with the mouth: to imbibe: to drain.—v.i. to draw with the mouth: to draw the breast: to draw in.—n. act of sucking: milk drawn from the breast: (slang) a short drink, esp. a dram of spirits.—n. Suck′er, one who, or that which, sucks, a sucking-pig: one of various kinds of fish: the organ by which an animal adheres to other bodies: the piston of a suction-pump: a shoot rising from a subterranean stem: a leather disc to the middle of which a string is attached, used by children as a toy: a parasite, toady, sponge: a hard drinker: (U.S.) a native of Illinois.—v.t. to strip off suckers from: to provide with suckers.—n. Suck′et, a sugar-plum.—adj. Suck′ing, still nourished by milk: young and inexperienced.—ns. Suck′ing-bot′tle, a bottle of milk used for infants as a substitute for the breast; Suck′ing-fish, a name sometimes given to the Remora or Echineis, which has a dorsal sucker, and to other fishes which have a sucker formed by the union of the ventral fins, as the Lumpsucker.—Suck in, to draw in, imbibe, absorb (n. a fraud); Suck out, to draw out with the mouth; Suck the monkey (see Monkey); Suck up, to draw up into the mouth. [A.S. súcan, súgan; Ger. saugen.]
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British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'suck' in Verbs Frequency: #845
The numerical value of suck in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of suck in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
It makes sense for them right now - given how fast the market's gone up - to actually suck up some of the liquidity with the new IPOs, they need to balance. I don't think they want to crash the market.
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Happy Son of a bitch ball. Why can't you go home Aren't you good enough for your home Answer me. Suck my white ass ball.
Suck e'm long, suck e'm hard
The fundamentals suck at the moment, there's a lot of energy companies that can't pay their dividend and their capex at this level of oil prices.
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Translations for suck
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- смуча, духамBulgarian
- xuclarCatalan, Valencian
- nasávat, sátCzech
- mies sein, lutschen, Scheiße sein, saugen, zum Kotzen seinGerman
- γλείφω, πιπιλίζω, είμαι μαλάκας, βυζαίνω, άστα να πάνε, ρουφάωGreek
- suĉi, aĉiEsperanto
- dar asco, chupar, ser un asco, sorberSpanish
- مک, مکیدن, میکPersian
- lutkuttaa, olla syvältä, haista, imeäFinnish
- [[être]] [[chiant]], [[être]] [[nul]], sucerFrench
- deoghailScottish Gaelic
- sökka, ömurlegurIcelandic
- succhiare, essere una schiappa, ciucciare, fare schifo, suggereItalian
- しゃぶる, サック, 吸うJapanese
- mêtin, مژین, mêjînKurdish
- mote, ngote, momiMāori
- sedut, hisapMalay
- zuigen, klote zijnDutch
- sugar, ser uma droga, chupar, ser um sacoPortuguese
- всасывать, сосать, отстойRussian
- си̏сати, sȉsatiSerbo-Croatian
- ссати, смоктатиUkrainian
- munya, ncela, muncaZulu
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