suck

suckless, adj.
/suk/, v.t.
1. to draw into the mouth by producing a partial vacuum by action of the lips and tongue: to suck lemonade through a straw.
2. to draw (water, moisture, air, etc.) by or as if by suction: Plants suck moisture from the earth. The pump sucked water from the basement.
3. to apply the lips or mouth to and draw upon by producing a partial vacuum, esp. for extracting fluid contents: to suck an orange.
4. to put into the mouth and draw upon: to suck one's thumb.
5. to take into the mouth and dissolve by the action of the tongue, saliva, etc.: to suck a piece of candy.
6. to render or bring to a specified condition by or as if by sucking.
v.i.
7. to draw something in by producing a partial vacuum in the mouth, esp. to draw milk from the breast.
8. to draw or be drawn by or as if by suction.
9. (of a pump) to draw air instead of water, as when the water is low or a valve is defective.
10. Slang. to behave in a fawning manner (usually fol. by around).
11. Slang. to be repellent or disgusting: Poverty sucks.
12. suck face, to engage in soul-kissing.
13. suck in, Slang. to deceive; cheat; defraud: The confidence man sucked us all in.
14. suck off, Slang (vulgar). to fellate.
15. suck up, Slang. to be obsequious; toady: The workers are all sucking up to him because he's the one who decides who'll get the bonuses.
n.
16. an act or instance of sucking.
17. a sucking force.
18. the sound produced by sucking.
19. that which is sucked; nourishment drawn from the breast.
20. a small drink; sip.
21. a whirlpool.
[bef. 900; (v.) ME souken, OE sucan, c. L sugere; (n.) ME souke act of suckling, deriv. of the n.; akin to SOAK]

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