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v. sucked, suck·ing, sucks
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.suck up - take in, also metaphoricallysuck up - take in, also metaphorically; "The sponge absorbs water well"; "She drew strength from the minister's words"
mop, mop up, wipe up - to wash or wipe with or as if with a mop; "Mop the hallway now"; "He mopped her forehead with a towel"
blot - dry (ink) with blotting paper
sponge up - absorb as if with a sponge; "sponge up the spilled milk on the counter"
2.suck up - ingratiate oneself to; often with insincere behavior; "She is playing up to the chairman"
ingratiate - gain favor with somebody by deliberate efforts
3.suck up - try to gain favor by cringing or flatteringsuck up - try to gain favor by cringing or flattering; "He is always kowtowing to his boss"
blandish, flatter - praise somewhat dishonestly
court favor, court favour, curry favor, curry favour - seek favor by fawning or flattery; "This employee is currying favor with his superordinates"


To draw in so that extrication is difficult:
phrasal verb
suck up
Slang. To support slavishly every opinion or suggestion of a superior:
Idioms: curry favor, dance attendance, kiss someone's feet, lick someone's boots.
in den Arsch kriechen

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vt sep liquid, dustaufsaugen; the child sucked up his milkdas Kind trank seine Milch (mit einem Strohhalm) aus
vi (inf) to suck up to somebodyvor jdm kriechen
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