(noun, verb)


1. the act of sucking

Similar word(s): sucking, suction

Definition categories: act, consumption, ingestion, intake, uptake


1. 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 categories: consumption, drink, imbibe

2. draw something in by or as if by a vacuum

- Mud was sucking at her feet

Definition categories: motion, draw

3. attract by using an inexorable force, inducement, etc.

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

Definition categories: weather, absorb

4. be inadequate or objectionable

- this sucks!

Similar word(s): blow

Definition categories: stative, be

5. provide sexual gratification through oral stimulation

Similar word(s): blow, fellate

Definition categories: perception, excite, stimulate, stir

6. take in, also metaphorically

Similar word(s): absorb, draw, imbibe

Definition categories: contact

7. give suck to

- The wetnurse suckled the infant

Similar word(s): breastfeed, lactate, nurse, suckle

Definition categories: consumption, feed, give