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Definition 1: the act of sucking - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for suck in the sense of this definition

(suck is a kind of ...) the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating)

Definition 2: give suck to - [verb of consumption]

Samples where suck or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The wetnurse suckled the infant
  • You cannot nurse your baby in public in some places

Synonyms for suck in the sense of this definition

(suck is a kind of ...) give food to

"Feed the starving children in India" "don't give the child this tough meat"

(suck has a similar meaning as ...) draw into the mouth by creating a practical vacuum in the mouth

"suck the poison from the place where the snake bit" "suck on a straw" "the baby sucked on the mother's breast"

Definition 3: draw into the mouth by creating a practical vacuum in the mouth - [verb of consumption]

Samples where suck or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • suck the poison from the place where the snake bit
  • suck on a straw
  • the baby sucked on the mother's breast

(suck is a kind of ...) take in liquids

"The patient must drink several liters each day" "The children like to drink soda"

(suck has a similar meaning as ...) give suck to

"The wetnurse suckled the infant" "You cannot nurse your baby in public in some places"

Definition 4: take in, also metaphorically - [verb of contact]

Samples where suck or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The sponge absorbs water well
  • She drew strength from the minister's words

Synonyms for suck in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of suck ) to wash or wipe with or as if with a mop

"Mop the hallway now" "He mopped her forehead with a towel"

(... is a kind of suck ) dry (ink) with blotting paper

(... is a kind of suck ) absorb as if with a sponge

"sponge up the spilled milk on the counter"

Definition 5: draw something in by or as if by a vacuum - [verb of motion]

Samples where suck or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Mud was sucking at her feet

(suck is a kind of ...) take liquid out of a container or well

"She drew water from the barrel"

Definition 6: provide sexual gratification through oral stimulation - [verb of perception]

Synonyms for suck in the sense of this definition

(suck is a kind of ...) stir feelings in

"stimulate my appetite" "excite the audience" "stir emotions"

Definition 7: be inadequate or objectionable - [verb of stative]

Samples where suck or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • this sucks!
  • this blows!

Synonyms for suck in the sense of this definition

(suck is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

Definition 8: attract by using an inexorable force, inducement, etc. - [verb of weather]

Samples where suck or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The current boom in the economy sucked many workers in from abroad

Synonyms for suck in the sense of this definition

(suck is a kind of ...) suck or take up or in

"A black star absorbs all matter"

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