Language: Old English
Origin: sucan


1 verb
Related topics: Human
suck1 S3
1 [intransitive and transitive] to take air, liquid etc into your mouth by making your lips form a small hole and using the muscles of your mouth to pull it in
suck something in
Michael put the cigarette to his lips and sucked in the smoke.
suck at
a baby sucking at its mother's breast
suck something up
Jennie sucked up the last bit of milkshake with her straw.
2HBH [intransitive and transitive] to hold something in your mouth and pull on it with your tongue and lips:
Don't suck your thumb, dear.
suck on
a picture of Lara sucking on a lollipop
3 [transitive] to pull someone or something with great power and force into or out of a particular place
suck something into something
A bird was sucked into one of the jet's engines.
suck somebody/something under/down
The river sucked him under.
suck something out of/from something
The fluid was sucked from his lungs.

something sucks

spoken not polite used when you dislike something very much or think something is very bad:
If you ask me, the whole thing sucks.

suck it and see

British English informal to use something or do something for a short time, to find out if it works, if you like it etc

be sucked in

phrasal verb
to become involved in a situation, especially a bad situation, when you do not want to:
The US has no intention of getting sucked into another war in Europe.

suck up

phrasal verb
to say or do a lot of nice things in order to make someone like you or to get what you want - used to show disapproval
suck up to
He's always sucking up to the boss.

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