suck in


verb (adverb)

(tr) to attract by using an inexorable force, inducement, etcthe current sucked him in
to draw in (one's breath) sharply
(tr) slang to deceive or defraud

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Idioms and Phrases with suck in

suck in

1

Also, suck into. Draw into a course of action, as in They sucked me into helping them raise money. [Second half of 1700s]

2

Take advantage of, cheat, swindle, as in That used-car salesman sure sucked in my uncle and aunt. This usage employs suck in the sense of “take in.” [First half of 1800s]

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