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suckle

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Human, Animals
sucklesuck‧le /ˈsʌkəl/ verb 🔊 🔊 1 [transitive]HBHHBA to feed a baby or young animal with milk from the breast 🔊 a sheep suckling her lamb2 [intransitive]HBHHBA if a baby or young animal suckles, it sucks milk from a breastbreast-feed, nurse
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sucklePups suckle for three to four weeks before gradually learning to go their own way.Gozitan legend says that a giantess built the temples single-handed, suckling her baby at the same time.On a bench a young woman with red hair had been suckling her baby.For instance, an adult female will purr while suckling her kittens and when she courts a male.But neither of these facts is of much relevance, for both apply to older children, not to suckling infants.Suckling me where your mouth suckled?It is the woman who conceives, bears, and suckles the child.
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Verb table
suckle
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theysuckle
he, she, itsuckles
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theysuckled
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave suckled
he, she, ithas suckled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad suckled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill suckle
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have suckled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam suckling
he, she, itis suckling
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you, we, theyare suckling
Past
I, he, she, itwas suckling
you, we, theywere suckling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been suckling
he, she, ithas been suckling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been suckling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be suckling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been suckling
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