give suck


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Verb1.give suck - give suck to; "The wetnurse suckled the infant"; "You cannot nurse your baby in public in some places"
suck - draw into the mouth by creating a practical vacuum in the mouth; "suck the poison from the place where the snake bit"; "suck on a straw"; "the baby sucked on the mother's breast"
feed, give - give food to; "Feed the starving children in India"; "don't give the child this tough meat"
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The nipple was about half the bigness of my head, and the hue both of that and the dug, so varied with spots, pimples, and freckles, that nothing could appear more nauseous: for I had a near sight of her, she sitting down, the more conveniently to give suck, and I standing on the table.
The mothers shall give suck to their offspring for two whole years, if the father desires to complete the term.
Like a row of piglets, he thought later, though he meant nothing by it, only seeing the comforts of drinking companionably together, the calming bliss of the beer, the bar like the long body of a sow happy to give suck.