- 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 sucks
Republicans need to rebuild their brand, which Rand Paul said quite graphically “sucks.”Can Obama and a Republican Senate Find Common Ground?
November 4, 2014
Today, she takes the formula from me and sucks down every last drop of liquid like a desert-thirsty nomad.When An Adopted Child Won’t Attach
May 2, 2014
Or to put it another if equally inadequate way: Whatever comes next, sucks.Comedy Is His Calling: The Brilliance of Billy Crystal
April 18, 2014
In January, the Shreveport Times reported that McAllister said that his job "sucks [and] it ain't no fun."Duck Dynasty Congressman In Sex Scandal
April 7, 2014
The more he talks, the more he sucks, and viewers and critics have been hopping off the Juan wagon.Juan Pablo Has Ruined ‘The Bachelor’
February 11, 2014
The tobacco smoke eddies and sucks upward to join the wood smoke.The Forest
Stewart Edward White
He sucks in everything that is weird or adventurous or wild.Danger! and Other Stories
Arthur Conan Doyle
"It sucks in its food through the tiniest holes in its leaves," he answered.At the Back of the North Wind
Do you mean to tell me, Mr. Vivian, that she sucks it still?The Prophet of Berkeley Square
The printed book, the gnawing worm of the edifice, sucks and devours it.Notre-Dame de Paris
- an expression of disappointment
- an exclamation of defiance or derision (esp in the phrase yah boo sucks to you)
- 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 sucks
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.