- to draw into the mouth by producing a partial vacuum by action of the lips and tongue: to suck lemonade through a straw.
- to draw (water, moisture, air, etc.) by or as if by suction: Plants suck moisture from the earth. The pump sucked water from the basement.
- to apply the lips or mouth to and draw upon by producing a partial vacuum, especially for extracting fluid contents: to suck an orange.
- to put into the mouth and draw upon: to suck one's thumb.
- to take into the mouth and dissolve by the action of the tongue, saliva, etc.: to suck a piece of candy.
- to render or bring to a specified condition by or as if by sucking.
- to draw something in by producing a partial vacuum in the mouth, especially to draw milk from the breast.
- to draw or be drawn by or as if by suction.
- (of a pump) to draw air instead of water, as when the water is low or a valve is defective.
- Slang. to behave in a fawning manner (usually followed by around).
- Slang. to be repellent or unpleasant: Poverty sucks.
- Slang. to be inferior, as in quality or execution; be poor: Everyone says the show sucks. She sucks at tennis.
- an act or instance of sucking.
- a sucking force.
- the sound produced by sucking.
- that which is sucked; nourishment drawn from the breast.
- a small drink; sip.
- a whirlpool.
- suck in, Slang. to deceive; cheat; defraud: The confidence man sucked us all in.
- suck off, Slang: Vulgar. to fellate.
- suck up, Slang. to be obsequious; toady: The workers are all sucking up to him because he's the one who decides who'll get the bonuses.
- suck face, to engage in soul-kissing.
Origin of suck
Examples from the Web for suck
I started a blog called Boo Cancer, You Suck as a safe place for me to process what I was going through.Blogger Shares and Shames Cancer in ‘Lily’
December 9, 2014
They want Lawrence to suck it up and smile for the camera, however retroactively.Jennifer Lawrence Shouldn’t Laugh Off Her Nude Photo Hack
September 2, 2014
Anyone who thinks otherwise, to employ the emotional sophistication of “Shake It Off,” can suck it.Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake It Off’ Is Disappointing
August 19, 2014
They were going to suck up this problem and turn into the solution to the other problem, which was the meat shortage.Mississippi Hippos, Teddy Bears, and Other Strange Beasts
July 25, 2014
But the declinists struggle to answer this question: If we suck so bad, how come American brands are so valuable and dominant?Yes We Can Still Market: Why U.S. Brands Remain World’s Most Valuable
June 1, 2014
What do they do but live and suck in sustenance and grow fat?The White Company
Arthur Conan Doyle
Foulon who told my baby it might suck grass, when these breasts were dry with want!A Tale of Two Cities
Aw, my girl, there was a time when I said in my anger I was sorry I gave you suck.A Singer from the Sea
Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
But we have aimed at a swift and petty benefit, to suck a sudden sweetness.
Let us suck the sweetness of those affections and consuetudes that grow near us.
- to draw (a liquid or other substance) into the mouth by creating a partial vacuum in the mouth
- to draw in (fluid, etc) by or as if by a similar actionplants suck moisture from the soil
- to drink milk from (a mother's breast); suckle
- (tr) to extract fluid content from (a solid food)to suck a lemon
- (tr) to take into the mouth and moisten, dissolve, or roll around with the tongueto suck one's thumb
- (tr; often foll by down, in, etc) to draw by using irresistible forcethe whirlpool sucked him down
- (intr) (of a pump) to draw in air because of a low supply level or leaking valves, pipes, etc
- (tr) to assimilate or acquire (knowledge, comfort, etc)
- (intr) slang to be contemptible or disgusting
- sucking diesel informal doing very well; successful
- suck it and see informal to try something to find out what it is, what it is like, or how it works
- the act or an instance of sucking
- something that is sucked, esp milk from the mother's breast
- give suck to to give (a baby or young animal) milk from the breast or udder
- an attracting or sucking forcethe suck of the whirlpool was very strong
- a sound caused by sucking
Word Origin and History for suck
Old English sucan, from PIE root *sug-/*suk- of imitative origin (cf. Old Saxon, Old High German sugan, Old Norse suga, Middle Dutch sughen, Dutch zuigen, German saugen "to suck;" Latin sugere "to suck," succus "juice, sap;" Old Irish sugim, Welsh sugno "to suck"). Meaning "do fellatio" is first recorded 1928. Slang sense of "be contemptible" first attested 1971 (the underlying notion is of fellatio). Related: Sucked; sucking. Suck eggs is from 1906. Suck hind tit "be inferior" is American English slang first recorded 1940.