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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.]

sucks

(sʌks)
interj
1. an expression of disappointment
2. an exclamation of defiance or derision (esp in the phrase yah boo sucks to you)
References in classic literature ?
And while it sucks it clutches at your bosom with its little hand, plays.
Three times in the day does she vomit forth her waters, and three times she sucks them down again; see that you be not there when she is sucking, for if you are, Neptune himself could not save you; you must hug the Scylla side and drive ship by as fast as you can, for you had better lose six men than your whole crew.
It’s a shorter name, and as I mean to pump this here decanter till it sucks, why, you may as well call me Pump.
When the heat-cloud sucks the tempest, when the slivered pine-trees fall, When the blinding, blaring rain-squalls lash and veer; Through the war-gongs of the thunder rings a voice more loud than all-- It is Fear, O Little Hunter, it is Fear!
But no decent, grown-up cat should be done to death -- unless he sucks eggs.
Conflicting currents tore about in all directions, colliding, forming whirlpools, sucks, and boils, and shooting up spitefully into hollow waves which fell aboard as often from leeward as from windward.
Also is there bad water at Cambell Fort, where the Yukon goes slim like a maiden, and the water is fast, and the currents rush this way and that and come together, and there are whirls and sucks, and always are the currents changing and the face of the water changing, so at any two times it is never the same.
If she's mad with her, she eats one before her face, and doesn't offer even a suck.
Now, then, Pip, we'll talk this over; I do suck most wondrous philosophies from thee
As for the acquaintance, which is to be sought in travel; that which is most of all profitable, is acquaintance with the secretaries and employed men of ambassadors: for so in travelling in one country, he shall suck the experience of many.
I knew of old the power of the suck which developed when the tide swung around the end of Dead Man's Island and drove straight for the wharf.
Picture to yourself how awful it would be if he was to suck the darling's breath.