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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SUCK, v.t. [L. sugo.]
1. To draw with the mouth; to draw out, as a liquid from a cask, or milk from the breast; to draw into the mouth. To suck is to exhaust the air of the mouth or of a tube; the fluid then rushes into the mouth or tube by means of the pressure of the surrounding air.
2. To draw milk from with the mouth; as, the young of an animal sucks the mother or dam, or the breast.
3. To draw into the mouth; to imbibe; as, to suck in air; to suck the juice of plants.
4. To draw or drain.
Old ocean suck'd through the porous globe.
5. To draw in, as a whirlpool; to absorb.
6. To inhale.
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.
SUCK, v.i. To draw by exhausting the air, as with the mouth, or with a tube.
1. To draw the breast; as, a child, or the young of any animal, is first nourished by sucking.
2. To draw in; to imbibe.
SUCK, n. The act of drawing with the mouth.
1. Milk drawn from the breast by the mouth.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: the act of sucking [syn: sucking, suck, suction] v
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, suck in]
4: be inadequate or objectionable; "this sucks!"
5: provide sexual gratification through oral stimulation [syn: fellate, suck, blow, go down on]
6: take in, also metaphorically; "The sponge absorbs water well"; "She drew strength from the minister's words" [syn: absorb, suck, imbibe, soak up, sop up, suck up, draw, take in, take up]
7: give suck to; "The wetnurse suckled the infant"; "You cannot nurse your baby in public in some places" [syn: breastfeed, suckle, suck, nurse, wet-nurse, lactate, give suck] [ant: bottlefeed]

Merriam Webster's

I. verb Etymology: Middle English suken, from Old English s?can; akin to Old High German s?gan to suck, Latin sugere Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. a. to draw (as liquid) into the mouth through a suction force produced by movements of the lips and tongue <sucked milk from his mother's breast> b. to draw something from or consume by such movements <suck an orange> <suck a lollipop> c. to apply the mouth to in order to or as if to suck out a liquid <sucked his burned finger> 2. a. to draw by or as if by suction <when a receding wave sucks the sand from under your feet — Kenneth Brower> <inadvertently sucked into the…intrigue — Martin Levin> b. to take in and consume by or as if by suction <a vacuum cleaner sucking up dirt> <suck up a few beers> <opponents say that malls suck the life out of downtown areas — Michael Knight> intransitive verb 1. to draw something in by or as if by exerting a suction force; especially to draw milk from a breast or udder with the mouth 2. to make a sound or motion associated with or caused by suction <his pipe sucked wetly> <flanks sucked in and out, the long nose resting on his paws — Virginia Woolf> 3. to act in an obsequious manner <when they want votes…the candidates come sucking around — W. G. Hardy> — usually used with up <sucked up to the boss> 4. slang to be objectionable or inadequate <our lifestyle sucksPlayboy> <people who went said it sucked — H. S. Thompson> II. noun Date: 13th century 1. a sucking movement or force 2. the act of sucking

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v. & n. --v. 1 tr. draw (a fluid) into the mouth by making a partial vacuum. 2 tr. (also absol.) a draw milk or other fluid from or through (the breast etc. or a container). b extract juice from (a fruit) by sucking. 3 tr. a draw sustenance, knowledge, or advantage from (a book etc.). b imbibe or gain (knowledge, advantage, etc.) as if by sucking. 4 tr. roll the tongue round (a sweet, teeth, one's thumb, etc.). 5 intr. make a sucking action or sound (sucking at his pipe). 6 intr. (of a pump etc.) make a gurgling or drawing sound. 7 tr. (usu. foll. by down, in) engulf, smother, or drown in a sucking movement. --n. 1 the act or an instance of sucking, esp. the breast. 2 the drawing action or sound of a whirlpool etc. 3 (often foll. by of) a small draught of liquor. 4 (in pl.; esp. as int.) colloq. a an expression of disappointment. b an expression of derision or amusement at another's discomfiture. Phrases and idioms: give suck archaic (of a mother, dam, etc.) suckle. suck dry 1 exhaust the contents of (a bottle, the breast, etc.) by sucking. 2 exhaust (a person's sympathy, resources, etc.) as if by sucking. suck in 1 absorb. 2 = sense 7 of v. 3 involve (a person) in an activity etc. esp. against his or her will. suck up 1 (often foll. by to) colloq. behave obsequiously esp. for one's own advantage. 2 absorb. Etymology: OE sucan, = L sugere

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Suck 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.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Suck 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, Suction.] 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 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.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Suck 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.]

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(sucks, sucking, sucked) 1. If you suck something, you hold it in your mouth and pull at it with the muscles in your cheeks and tongue, for example in order to get liquid out of it. They waited in silence and sucked their sweets... He sucked on his cigarette... Doran was clutching the bottle with both hands and sucking intently. VERB: V n, V on/at n, V 2. If something sucks a liquid, gas, or object in a particular direction, it draws it there with a powerful force. The pollution-control team is at the scene and is due to start sucking up oil any time now... ...the airline pilot who was almost sucked from the cockpit of his plane when a window shattered. VERB: V n with adv, be V-ed prep 3. If you are sucked into a bad situation, you are unable to prevent yourself from becoming involved in it. ...the extent to which they have been sucked into the cycle of violence. V-PASSIVE: be V-ed into n 4. If someone says that something sucks, they are indicating that they think it is very bad. (INFORMAL, RUDE) The system sucks. VERB: no cont, V [feelings] 5. to suck someone dry: see dry

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

v. a. 1. Draw into the mouth. 2. Draw milk from (with the mouth). 3. Draw in, imbibe, absorb. 4. Draw in, swallow up, engulf.

1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

Strong liquor of any sort. To suck the monkey; see MONKEY. Sucky; drunk.

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