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SUCK

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does suck mean? 

SUCK (noun)
  The noun SUCK has 1 sense:

1. the act of sucking

  Familiarity information: SUCK used as a noun is very rare.


SUCK (verb)
  The verb SUCK has 5 senses:

1. draw into the mouth by creating a practical vacuum in the mouth
2. draw something in by or as if by a vacuum
3. attract by using an inexorable force, inducement, etc.
4. take in, also metaphorically
5. give suck to

  Familiarity information: SUCK used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


SUCK (noun)


Sense 1suck [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of sucking

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

suck; sucking; suction

Hypernyms ("suck" is a kind of...):

consumption; ingestion; intake; uptake (the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating))


SUCK (verb)


Sense 1suck [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Draw into the mouth by creating a practical vacuum in the mouth

Classified under:

Verbs of eating and drinking

Context examples:

suck the poison from the place where the snake bit / suck on a straw / the baby sucked on the mother's breast

Hypernyms (to "suck" is one way to...):

drink; imbibe (take in liquids)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Also:

suck in (take up as if with a sponge)


Sense 2suck [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Draw something in by or as if by a vacuum

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context example:

Mud was sucking at her feet

Hypernyms (to "suck" is one way to...):

draw; take out (take liquid out of a container or well)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 3suck [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Attract by using an inexorable force, inducement, etc.

Classified under:

Verbs of raining, snowing, thawing, thundering

Synonyms:

suck in; suck

Context example:

The current boom in the economy sucked many workers in from abroad

Hypernyms (to "suck" is one way to...):

absorb; take in (suck or take up or in)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


Sense 4suck [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Take in, also metaphorically

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

suck up; imbibe; soak up; sop up; suck; absorb; take up; take in; draw

Context examples:

The sponge absorbs water well / She drew strength from the minister's words

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "suck"):

mop; mop up; wipe up (to wash or wipe with or as if with a mop)

blot (dry (ink) with blotting paper)

sponge up (absorb as if with a sponge)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something

Also:

suck in (draw in as if by suction)


Sense 5suck [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Give suck to

Classified under:

Verbs of eating and drinking

Synonyms:

wet-nurse; lactate; give suck; breastfeed; bottle-feed; suckle; suck; nurse

Context examples:

The wetnurse suckled the infant / You cannot nurse your baby in public in some places

Hypernyms (to "suck" is one way to...):

feed; give (give food to)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s somebody


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