suck /sʌk/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[suhk] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
–verb (used with object)
1. to draw into the mouth by producing a partial vacuum by action of the lips and tongue: to suck lemonade through a straw.
2. 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.
3. to apply the lips or mouth to and draw upon by producing a partial vacuum, esp. for extracting fluid contents: to suck an orange.
4. to put into the mouth and draw upon: to suck one's thumb.
5. to take into the mouth and dissolve by the action of the tongue, saliva, etc.: to suck a piece of candy.
6. to render or bring to a specified condition by or as if by sucking.
–verb (used without object) 7. to draw something in by producing a partial vacuum in the mouth, esp. to draw milk from the breast.
8. to draw or be drawn by or as if by suction.
9. (of a pump) to draw air instead of water, as when the water is low or a valve is defective.
10. Slang. to behave in a fawning manner (usually fol. by around).
11. Slang. to be repellent or disgusting: Poverty sucks.
–noun 12. an act or instance of sucking.
13. a sucking force.
14. the sound produced by sucking.
15. that which is sucked; nourishment drawn from the breast.
16. a small drink; sip.
17. a whirlpool.
—Verb phrases18. suck in, Slang. to deceive; cheat; defraud: The confidence man sucked us all in.
19. suck off, Slang: Vulgar. to *******.
20. 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.
—Idiom21. suck face, to engage in soul-kissing.