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  • 1 suck — [suk] vt. [ME suken < OE sucan, akin to Ger saugen < IE * seuk , *seug < base * seu , damp, juice > SUP1, L sucus, juice, sugere, to suck] 1. a) to draw (liquid) into the mouth by creating a vacuum or partial vacuum with the lips,… …

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  • 2 Suck — (s[u^]k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sucked} (s[u^]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Sucking}.] [OE. suken, souken, AS. s[=u]can, s[=u]gan; akin to D. zuigen, G. saugen, OHG. s[=u]gan, Icel. s[=u]ga, sj[=u]ga, Sw. suga, Dan. suge, L. sugere. Cf. {Honeysuckle},… …

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  • 3 suck — ► VERB 1) draw into the mouth by contracting the lip muscles to make a partial vacuum. 2) hold (something) in the mouth and draw at it by contracting the lip and cheek muscles. 3) draw in a specified direction by creating a vacuum. 4) (suck… …

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  • 4 Suck — An tSuca Der River Suck bei Athleague, County RoscommonVorlage:Infobox Fluss/KARTE fehlt Da …

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  • 5 suck — (v.) O.E. sucan, from PIE root *sug /*suk of imitative origin (Cf. O.S., O.H.G. sugan, O.N. suga, M.Du. sughen, Du. zuigen, Ger. saugen to suck; L. sugere to suck, succus juice, sap; O.Ir. sugim, Welsh sugno …

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  • 6 Suck — may refer to: *Suction, the creation of a partial vacuum, or region of low pressure *Suck.com, a satire and editorial web site *Oral sex, particularly fellatio *River Suck, a river in Ireland * Suck , a song by Nine Inch Nails from the 1992 EP… …

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  • 7 Suck — Suck, v. i. 1. To draw, or attempt to draw, something by suction, as with the mouth, or through a tube. [1913 Webster] Where the bee sucks, there suck I. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To draw milk from the breast or udder; as, a child, or the young of… …

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  • 8 suck|le — «SUHK uhl», verb, led, ling. –transitive verb. 1. to feed with milk from the breast or udder; give suck to; nurse: »The cat suckles her kittens. 2. Figurative. to bring up; nourish: » suckled on the literature of Spain (W. H. Hudson). A Pagan… …

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  • 9 Suck — Suck, n. 1. The act of drawing with the mouth. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is drawn into the mouth by sucking; specifically, mikl drawn from the breast. Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. A small draught. [Colloq.] Massinger. [1913 Webster] 4. Juice;… …

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  • 10 suck|er — «SUHK uhr», noun, verb. –n. 1. an animal or thing that sucks. 2. a young mammal before it is weaned, especially a suckling pig. 3. any one of various freshwater fishes that suck in food or have toothless, fleshy mouths that suggest sucking. 4. an …

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  • 11 Suck. — Suck., bei naturwissenschaftl. Namen Abkürzung für Georg Adolf Suckow, geb. 28. Jan. 1751 in Jena, gest. 13. Mai 1813 als Professor der Physik und Kameralwissenschaften in Heidelberg. Zoologisches und Botanisches, lieferte auch viele chemische… …

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  • 12 suck up to — suck up (to (someone)) to praise someone in order to win their approval or good opinion. She s always sucking up to the boss, telling him how wonderful he is …

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  • 13 suck up — (to (someone)) to praise someone in order to win their approval or good opinion. She s always sucking up to the boss, telling him how wonderful he is …

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  • 14 suck|er|el — «SUHK uhr uhl», noun. a long, slender sucker living in large streams and impounded lakes of the Mississippi Valley, with a small head and bluish body. ╂[diminutive of sucker] …

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  • 15 suck up — verb 1. take in, also metaphorically (Freq. 1) The sponge absorbs water well She drew strength from the minister s words • Syn: ↑absorb, ↑suck, ↑imbibe, ↑soak up, ↑sop up, ↑ …

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  • 16 suck — 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… …

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  • 17 suck — I UK [sʌk] / US verb Word forms suck : present tense I/you/we/they suck he/she/it sucks present participle sucking past tense sucked past participle sucked ** 1) [intransitive/transitive] to pull liquid into your mouth by using the muscles in… …

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  • 18 suck — /sʌk / (say suk) verb (t) 1. to draw into the mouth by action of the lips and tongue which produces a partial vacuum: to suck lemonade through a straw. 2. to draw (water, moisture, air, etc.) by any process resembling this: plants suck up… …

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  • 19 suck — haim·suck·en; hame·suck·en; seer·suck·er; suck; suck·en·er; suck·ered; suck·er·el; wae·suck; suck·en; suck·er; suck·le; suck·ler; suck·ling; …

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  • 20 suck — suck1 S3 [sʌk] v [: Old English; Origin: sucan] 1.) [I and T] to take air, liquid etc into your mouth by making your lips form a small hole and using the muscles of your mouth to pull it in suck sth in ▪ Michael put the cigarette to his lips and… …

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