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English noun: suck

1. suck (act) the act of sucking

Synonymssucking, suction

Broader (hypernym)consumption, ingestion, intake, uptake

English verb: suck

1. suck (consumption) draw into the mouth by creating a practical vacuum in the mouth

SamplesSuck the poison from the place where the snake bit.
Suck on a straw.
The baby sucked on the mother's breast.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)drink, imbibe

Verb groupbreastfeed, give suck, lactate, nurse, suck, suckle, wet-nurse

2. suck (motion) draw something in by or as if by a vacuum

SamplesMud was sucking at her feet.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)draw, take out

3. suck (weather) attract by using an inexorable force, inducement, etc.

SamplesThe current boom in the economy sucked many workers in from abroad.

Synonymssuck in

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)absorb, take in

4. suck (stative) be inadequate or objectionable

SamplesThis sucks!.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)be

5. suck (perception) provide sexual gratification through oral stimulation

Synonymsblow, fellate, go down on

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)excite, stimulate, stir

6. suck (contact) take in, also metaphorically

SamplesThe sponge absorbs water well.
She drew strength from the minister's words.

Synonymsabsorb, draw, imbibe, soak up, sop up, suck up, take in, take up

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Narrower (hyponym)blot, mop, mop up, sponge up, wipe up

7. suck (consumption) give suck to

SamplesThe wetnurse suckled the infant.
You cannot nurse your baby in public in some places.

Synonymsbreastfeed, give suck, lactate, nurse, suckle, wet-nurse

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)feed, give

Verb groupsuck


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