verb (used with object)
to draw into the mouth by producing a partial vacuum by action of the lips and tongue:
to suck lemonade through a straw.
to draw (water, moisture, air, etc.) by or as if by suction:
Plants suck moisture from the earth. The pump sucked water from the basement.
to apply the lips or mouth to and draw upon by producing a partial vacuum, especially for extracting fluid contents:
to suck an orange.
to put into the mouth and draw upon:
to suck one’s thumb.
to take into the mouth and dissolve by the action of the tongue, saliva, etc.:
to suck a piece of candy.
to render or bring to a specified condition by or as if by sucking.
verb (used without object)
to draw something in by producing a partial vacuum in the mouth, especially to draw milk from the breast.
to draw or be drawn by or as if by suction.
(of a pump) to draw air instead of water, as when the water is low or a valve is defective.
Slang. to behave in a fawning manner (usually followed by around).
Slang. to be repellent or disgusting:
an act or instance of sucking.
a sucking force.
the sound produced by sucking.
that which is sucked; nourishment drawn from the breast.
a small drink; sip.
suck in, Slang. to deceive; cheat; defraud:
The confidence man sucked us all in.
suck off, Slang: Vulgar. to fellate.
suck up, Slang. to be obsequious; toady:
The workers are all sucking up to him because he’s the one who decides who’ll get the bonuses.
suck face, to engage in soul-kissing.
an expression of disappointment
an exclamation of defiance or derision (esp in the phrase yah boo sucks to you)
to draw (a liquid or other substance) into the mouth by creating a partial vacuum in the mouth
to draw in (fluid, etc) by or as if by a similar action: plants suck moisture from the soil
to drink milk from (a mother’s breast); suckle
(transitive) to extract fluid content from (a solid food): to suck a lemon
(transitive) to take into the mouth and moisten, dissolve, or roll around with the tongue: to suck one’s thumb
(transitive; often foll by down, in, etc) to draw by using irresistible force: the whirlpool sucked him down
(intransitive) (of a pump) to draw in air because of a low supply level or leaking valves, pipes, etc
(transitive) to assimilate or acquire (knowledge, comfort, etc)
(intransitive) (slang) to be contemptible or disgusting
(informal) sucking diesel, doing very well; successful
(informal) suck it and see, to try something to find out what it is, what it is like, or how it works
the act or an instance of sucking
something that is sucked, esp milk from the mother’s breast
give suck to, to give (a baby or young animal) milk from the breast or udder
an attracting or sucking force: the suck of the whirlpool was very strong
a sound caused by sucking
- Suck someone in
suck someone’s flava
- Suck up to
verb 1. (informal) (intransitive, adverb) + preposition. to flatter for one’s own profit; toady suck off Behave obsequiously towards, ingratiate oneself with, as in Now that he’s the boss they’re all sucking up to him, hoping to get big raises. [ ; mid-1800s ]
adjective, suckier, suckiest. Slang. 1. disagreeable; unpleasant. suck up
noun, Pharmacology. 1. a sugar-aluminum complex, C 1 2 H 5 4 Al 1 6 O 7 5 S 8 , used for the treatment of duodenal ulcer. sucralfate su·cral·fate (sōō-krāl’fāt’) n. A polysaccharide with antipeptic activity used to treat duodenal ulcers.