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suck

 (sŭk)
v. sucked, suck·ing, sucks
v.tr.
1.
a. To draw (liquid) into the mouth by movements of the tongue and lips that create suction.
b. To draw a liquid into the mouth through or from: a baby sucking a bottle.
c. To hold, moisten, or maneuver (a sweet, for example) in the mouth, especially in creating suction.
2.
a. To draw in by establishing a partial vacuum: a cleaning device that sucks up dirt; sucked air into his lungs.
b. To draw in a current in a fluid: debris that got sucked into the drain.
c. To cause to be involved or engaged in something: teenagers who are sucked into a life of crime.
3. Vulgar Slang To perform fellatio on.
v.intr.
1. To move the tongue and lips to create suction: sucked on a straw.
2. To draw something in by suction: The pump started to suck.
3. To draw nourishment from a breast or teat; suckle.
4. To make a sound caused by suction.
5. Slang
a. To be highly unpleasant or disagreeable: This job sucks.
b. To be of poor or inferior quality: The acting in that movie sucked.
c. To be inept: I suck at math.
n.
1. The act or sound of sucking: gave the straw a suck.
2. Suction.
Phrasal Verbs:
suck in
To take advantage of; cheat; swindle: We really got sucked in by that offer.
suck up Slang
To behave obsequiously; fawn: sucking up to their rich relations.
Idiom:
suck it up
Slang To accept and deal with something one finds unpleasant.

[Middle English suken, from Old English sūcan; see seuə- in Indo-European roots.]

suck in

vb (adverb)
1. (tr) to attract by using an inexorable force, inducement, etc: the current sucked him in.
2. to draw in (one's breath) sharply
3. (tr) slang to deceive or defraud
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.suck in - take up as if with a sponge
ingest, consume, have, take in, take - serve oneself to, or consume regularly; "Have another bowl of chicken soup!"; "I don't take sugar in my coffee"
2.suck in - attract by using an inexorable force, inducement, etc.; "The current boom in the economy sucked many workers in from abroad"
take in, absorb - suck or take up or in; "A black star absorbs all matter"
3.suck in - draw in as if by suction; "suck in your cheeks and stomach"
core out, hollow out, hollow - remove the interior of; "hollow out a tree trunk"
aspirate, suck out, draw out - remove as if by suction; "aspirate the wound"
Translations

w>suck in

vt sep liquid, dustaufsaugen; air (ventilator) → ansaugen; (person) → in tiefen Zügen einatmen; cheeks, stomacheinziehen; (fig) knowledge, facts (→ in sich acc) → aufsaugen; importsanlocken
References in classic literature ?
Thou didst suck in that mouthful as if for the pure love of it.
Puff, I say, and suck in thy fantastic life with the smoke
During their aquatic larval stage, salamanders suck in water and small prey, but after they metamorphose into land-bound adults, they catch dinner by flicking out their tongues.