sucking


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

suck·ing

 (sŭk′ĭng)
adj.
Not yet weaned.

sucking

(ˈsʌkɪŋ)
adj
1. (Zoology) not yet weaned: sucking pig.
2. (Zoology) not yet fledged: sucking dove.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sucking - the act of suckingsucking - the act of sucking      
consumption, ingestion, intake, uptake - the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating)
Translations

sucking

:
sucking calf
nMilchkalb nt
sucking pig
nSpanferkel nt
References in classic literature ?
"These vampire bats fly from place to place in great swarms, and they are so large and blood-thirsty that a few of them can kill a horse or an ox in a short time by sucking its blood.
"This," and he pointed to the nose-leaves, "is the sucking apparatus.
Jim sucked and sucked at the jug, and now and then he got out of his head and pitched around and yelled; but every time he come to himself he went to sucking at the jug again.
[A large fig tree in full leaf {101} grows upon it], and under it lies the sucking whirlpool of Charybdis.
"Then we entered the Straits in great fear of mind, for on the one hand was Scylla, and on the other dread Charybdis kept sucking up the salt water.
And, not to speak of the highly presumable difference of contour between a young sucking whale and a full-grown Platonian Leviathan; yet, even in the case of one of those young sucking whales hoisted to a ship's deck, such is then the outlandish, eel-like, limbered, varying shape of him, that his precise expression the devil himself could not catch.
Not a sluice gate, or a painted scale upon a post or wall, showing the depth of water, but seemed to hint, like the dreadfully facetious Wolf in bed in Grandmamma's cottage, 'That's to drown YOU in, my dears!' Not a lumbering black barge, with its cracked and blistered side impending over them, but seemed to suck at the river with a thirst for sucking them under.
It's nothing but limes now, for everyone is sucking them in their desks in schooltime, and trading them off for pencils, bead rings, paper dolls, or something else, at recess.
Among different types of insects pests that infest the cotton crop, sucking and chewing pests have been problematic (Aslam et al., 2004; Amjad and Aheer, 2007).
Could me sucking the dummy make her ill, or is it an acceptable thing for a parent to do?
[USA], Nov 26 (ANI): If you think sucking your baby's pacifier to clean it and then popping it in your child's mouth is gross, think again!
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- New research suggests a link between parental sucking on a pacifier and a lower allergic response among young children.