suck face, to engage in soul-kissing.

Origin of suck

before 900; (v.) Middle English souken, Old English sūcan, cognate with Latin sūgere; (noun) Middle English souke act of suckling, derivative of the noun; akin to soak
Related formssuck·less, adjectiveout·suck, verb (used with object)un·sucked, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for suck in

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



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
Derived Formssuckless, adjective

Word Origin for suck

Old English sūcan; related to Old Norse súga, Middle Dutch sūgen, Latin sūgere to suck, exhaust; see soak
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Word Origin and History for suck in



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.

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Idioms and Phrases with suck in

suck in


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


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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