Definition of


  1. (noun, act) the act of sucking
  2. (verb, consumption) draw into the mouth by creating a practical vacuum in the mouth
    suck on a straw
    the baby sucked on the mother's breast
  3. (verb, consumption) give suck to
    You cannot nurse your baby in public in some places
  4. (verb, contact) take in, also metaphorically
    She drew strength from the minister's words
  5. (verb, motion) draw something in by or as if by a vacuum
  6. (verb, perception) provide sexual gratification through oral stimulation
  7. (verb, stative) be inadequate or objectionable
  8. (verb, weather) attract by using an inexorable force, inducement, etc.

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Alternate forms of Suck

Derivations: suck, sucker, sucking, suction

Hyponyms: blot, mop, mop up, sponge up, wipe up

Hypernyms: absorb, be, consumption, draw, drink, excite, feed, give, imbibe, ingestion, intake, stimulate, stir, take in, take out, uptake

Origin of the word Suck

  1. O.E. sucan, from PIE root *sug-/*suk- of imitative origin (cf. O.S., O.H.G. sugan, O.N. suga, M.Du. sughen, Du. zuigen, Ger. saugen "to suck;" L. sugere "to suck," succus "juice, sap;" O.Ir. sugim, Welsh sugno "to suck"). Meaning "do fellatio" is first recorded 1928. Slang sense of "be contemptible" fi… more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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