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SUCK, verb transitive [Latin sugo.]
1. To draw with the mouth; to draw out, as a liquid from a cask, or milk from the breast; to draw into the mouth. To suck is to exhaust the air of the mouth or of a tube; the fluid then rushes into the mouth or tube by means of the pressure of the surrounding air.
2. To draw milk from with the mouth; as, the young of an animal sucks the mother or dam, or the breast.
3. To draw into the mouth; to imbibe; as, to suck in air; to suck the juice of plants.
4. To draw or drain.
Old ocean suck'd through the porous globe.
5. To draw in, as a whirlpool; to absorb.
6. To inhale.
To suck in, to draw into the mouth; to imbibe; to absorb.
To suck out, to draw out with the mouth; to empty by suction.
To suck up, to draw into the mouth.
SUCK, verb intransitive To draw by exhausting the air, as with the mouth, or with a tube.
1. To draw the breast; as, a child, or the young of any animal, is first nourished by sucking.
2. To draw in; to imbibe.
SUCK, noun The act of drawing with the mouth.
1. Milk drawn from the breast by the mouth.
SUCK'ED, participle passive Drawn with the mouth, or with an instrument that exhausts the air; imbibed; absorbed.
SUCK'ER, noun He or that which draws with the mouth.
1. The embolus or piston of a pump.
2. A pipe through which any thing is drawn.
3. The shoot of a plant from the roots or lower part of the stem; so called perhaps from its drawing its nourishment from the root or stem.
4. A fish, called also remora; also, a name of the Cyclopterus or lump-fish.
5. The name of a common river fish in New England.
SUCK'ER, verb transitive To strip off shoots; to deprive of suckers; as, to sucker maiz.
SUCK'ET, noun A sweetmeat for the mouth.
SUCK'ING, participle present tense Drawing with the mouth or with an instrument; imbibing; absorbing.
SUCK'ING-BOTTLE, noun A bottle to be filled with milk for infants to suck instead of the pap.
SUCK'LE, noun A teat. [Not in use.]
SUCK'LE, verb transitive To give suck to; to nurse at the breast. Romulus and Remus are fabled to have been suckled by a wolf.
SUCK'LED, participle passive Nursed at the breast.
SUCK'LING, participle present tense Nursing at the breast.
SUCK'LING, noun A young child or animal nursed at the breast. Psalms 8:2.
1. A sort of white clover.