suck1 [ sʌk ] verb **
1. ) intransitive or transitive to pull liquid into your mouth by using the muscles in your cheeks and tongue:
After the accident, I could only suck liquids through a straw.
suck at: a baby sucking at the breast
a ) to put something in your mouth and move your tongue against it:
suck on: She sucked on a piece of candy and stared at us.
suck your thumb: I sucked my thumb until I was five.
b ) to pull air or smoke into your lungs:
suck in: He sucked in a lungful of air, then jumped into the pool.
suck on: Christine sucked on her cigarette.
2. ) transitive to pull air or liquid somewhere:
The fan sucks air through one vent and pushes it out through the other.
a ) if the pressure of air or liquid sucks someone or something somewhere, it pulls them there:
The current nearly sucked us under the water.
b ) used about a process that takes something from something else:
This gigantic military effort was sucking all the strength out of the economy.
3. ) intransitive VERY INFORMAL to be very bad, very annoying, etc. This is used only in the present tense:
If your job really sucks, leave it.
My mom says I have to clean the garage. That sucks.
suck it and see BRITISH INFORMAL
used for saying that you have to try something before you can know what it is like or whether it will be successful
used for telling someone not to complain about something, because it will not change
suck your teeth BRITISH
to pull your lips together when you are thinking about something or feel doubt about it
,suck `in or ,suck `into phrasal verb transitive
be/get sucked in(to) INFORMAL
to be unable to stop yourself from getting involved in something bad:
Like many unemployed people, Theresa got sucked into a spiral of debts.
Would America be sucked into an unwanted war?
suck your stomach/gut in
to hold your stomach in with your muscles so that it does not look big
,suck `off phrasal verb transitive IMPOLITE
to perform ORAL SEX on a man
,suck `up phrasal verb intransitive IMPOLITE
to be very nice to someone in authority so that they will treat you well. This word shows that you do not respect people who behave in this way:
suck up to: Kristen is already sucking up to the new boss.
suck 2 [ sʌk ] noun count
an act of sucking

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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