- [noun] the act of sucking
Synonyms: ing, suction
- [verb] 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"
- [verb] draw something in by or as if by a vacuum; "Mud was sucking at her feet"
- [verb] attract by using an inexorable force, inducement, etc.; "The current boom in the economy sucked many workers in from abroad"
- [verb] take in, also metaphorically; "The sponge absorbs water well"; "She drew strength from the minister's words"
Synonyms: absorb, imbibe, soak up, sop up, up, draw, take in, take up
- [verb] give suck to; "The wetnurse suckled the infant"; "You cannot nurse your baby in public in some places"
Synonyms: breastfeed, bottle-feed, le, nurse, wet-nurse, lactate, give