1 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"
2 draw something in by or as if by a vacuum; "Mud was sucking at her feet"
3 attract by using an inexorable force, inducement, etc.; "The current boom in the economy sucked many workers in from abroad" [syn: suck in]
4 take in, also metaphorically; "The sponge absorbs water well"; "She drew strength from the minister's words" [syn: absorb, imbibe, soak up, sop up, suck up, draw, take in, take up]
5 give suck to; "The wetnurse suckled the infant"; "You cannot nurse your baby in public in some places" [syn: breastfeed, bottle-feed, suckle, nurse, wet-nurse, lactate, give suck] [ant: bottlefeed]
EtymologyOld English sūcan
- Rhymes: -ʌk
- To use the mouth to pull in liquid substances for ingestion or to perform a similar act on solid material without ingestion.
- To draw into, by any means, with an attractive force, usually without direct contact. Used to describe the effect of negative pressure allowing atmospheric pressure to push air in, as occurs with breathing, drinking and vacuum cleaning.
- Term of general disparagement, indicating the subject or situation has no redeeming qualities. With at, indicates a particular area of deficiency.You're great at baseball, but you suck at golf.
- To perform fellatio; with "off" means to perform fellatio culminating in ejaculation.
- (3, 4 above) To blow
to use the mouth to pull in liquid substances for ingestion or to perform a similar act on solid material without ingestion
- Armenian: ծծել (tstsel)
- Bulgarian: смуча (smuča)
- Catalan: xuclar
- Czech: sát
- Ewe: nyi
- Finnish: imeä
- French: sucer
- German: saugen
- Hindi: चूसना (ćūsnā)
- Italian: succhiare, suggere
- Korean: 빨다 (ppalda)
- Kurdish: mêjîn, mêtin,
- Latin: fellare
- Norwegian: suge
- Polish: ssać
- Portuguese: chupar, sugar
- Romanian: suge
- Russian: сосать (sosát’), всасывать (vsásyvat’)
- Slovak: cmúľať
- Spanish: chupar
- Swedish: suga
- Telugu: చీకు (cheeku)
colloquial: term of general disparagement
colloquial: with at, indicates a particular area of deficiency
- 1970: "...(The Rum Diary) has a few very high points...but as a novel, it sucks." - Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in America (Simon and Schuster, hardcover, pg. 251)
- sigh; a deep and prolonged audible inspiration or respiration
Suck may refer to:
- The act of sucking, the creation of a partial vacuum, or region of low pressure
- "Suck", a song by Nine Inch Nails from the 1992 EP Broken
- Suck.com, a satire and editorial web site
- Oral sex, particularly fellatio
- River Suck, a river in Ireland
- A slang term that refers to something unpleasant or deficient, as in the expression "My boyfriend Nick sucks at Call of Duty." (see entry 3 in the Wiktionary entry)
- Sucks (song), a song on the album Angst by the industrial band KMFDM, or the single released containing it.
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