verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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OTHER WORDS FROM suckersuck·er·like, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH suckersuccor, sucker
Words nearby sucker
Example sentences from the Web for sucker
Climate change could turn some dog ticks into suckers for humans instead of canines.Dog ticks may get more of a taste for human blood as the climate changes|Aayushi Pratap|November 30, 2020|Science News
Detailed imaging identified what appeared to be sensory cells, some with fine branched endings, at the surface of suckers.
Embedded in the suckers, these cells enable the arms to do double duty of touch and taste by detecting chemicals produced by many aquatic creatures.
The regulatory action was a sucker punch to Citi, but Wilmarth argues that, in a way, it actually bolsters Fraser’s position.How Jane Fraser broke banking’s highest glass ceiling|Claire Zillman, reporter|October 19, 2020|Fortune
After all, I was a hungry kid, and one of those suckers wasn’t going to satisfy my bottomless pit of an adolescent stomach.The Rise and Fall of the Rice Cake, America’s One-Time Favorite Health Snack|Brenna Houck|September 17, 2020|Eater
Sucker," the young man taunted, "I should be fighting Patterson, not you.The Stacks: Harold Conrad Was Many Things, But He Was Never, Ever Dull|Mark Jacobson|March 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Château Sucker Benjamin Wallace, New York Rare-wine collectors are savvy, competitive guys with a taste for impossible finds.The Week’s Best Longreads: The Daily Beast Picks for May 18, 2012|David Sessions|May 18, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Indeed, Madame Sucker thought it quite vulgar in the tortoise to be so eager after the cakes and wine.Japanese Fairy World|William Elliot Griffis
So she ran for the fording place on Sucker Creek, which was a good half mile above the shack in which the stranger was living.The Country Beyond|James Oliver Curwood
Fish Hawk said, “I will take that fellow, Sucker, lying in the water there.”
Nothing doing in the way of buying booms around Sucker Brook.Shorty McCabe on the Job|Sewell Ford
When he reached the place where Wind Sucker lived, he looked into his mouth and saw there many dead people.Blackfeet Indian Stories|George Bird Grinnell
British Dictionary definitions for sucker
- a strong shoot that arises in a mature plant from a root, rhizome, or the base of the main stem
- a short branch of a parasitic plant that absorbs nutrients from the host