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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


Antonymsbottlefeed









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