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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb suck:


Definition of suck

What does suck mean?


  1. the act of sucking


Suck is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

  1. draw into the mouth by creating a practical vacuum in the mouth
    • examples: suck the poison from the place where the snake bit | suck on a straw | the baby sucked on the mother's breast
    • more generic words: drink / imbibe = take in liquids
  2. draw something in by or as if by a vacuum
    • example: Mud was sucking at her feet
    • more generic terms: draw / take out = take liquid out of a container or well
  3. attract by using an inexorable force, inducement, etc.
    • example: The current boom in the economy sucked many workers in from abroad
    • synonym of suck: suck in
    • more generic terms: absorb / take in = suck or take up or in
  4. be inadequate or objectionable
    • example: this sucks!
    • synonym of suck: blow
    • more generic word: be = have the quality of being
  5. provide sexual gratification through oral stimulation
  6. take in, also metaphorically
  7. give suck to

Alternative definition


  1. [Canada] A weak, self-pitying person; a person who won't go along, especially out of spite; a crybaby or sore loser.
  2. [chiefly Canada] A sycophant, especially a child.


  1. [transitive] To use the mouth and lips to pull in (a liquid, especially milk from the breast). [definition from 9th c.]
  2. [intransitive] To perform such an action; to feed from a breast or teat. [definition from 11th c.]
  3. [transitive] To put the mouth or lips to (a breast, a mother etc.) to draw in milk. [definition from 11th c.]
    • synonyms: (3
  4. [transitive] To extract, draw in (a substance) from or out of something. [definition from 14th c.]
  5. [transitive] To work the lips and tongue on (an object) to extract moisture or nourishment; to absorb (something) in the mouth. [definition from 14th c.]
  6. [transitive] To pull (something) in a given direction, especially without direct contact. [definition from 17th c.]
  7. To perform fellatio. [definition from 20th c.]
  8. [intransitive, slang] To be inferior or objectionable: a general term of disparagement, sometimes used with at to indicate a particular area of deficiency. [definition from 20th c.]

Phrases with suck

Phrases starting with the word suck:

  1. suck in
  2. Suck It
  3. suck up
  4. Suck Ass
  5. Suck Off
  6. suck out
  7. Suck-Ass
  8. Suck Cock
  9. Suck Face
  10. suck into
  11. Suck Tits
  12. Suck Balls
  13. Suck It Up
  14. Suck Rocks
  15. Suck a Lemon
  16. Suck My Cock

Phrase ending with the word suck:

  1. give suck

Other phrases containing the word suck:

  1. to suck in
  2. to suck up
  3. to suck out

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"Suck" is a 2009 rock-and-roll vampire black comedy film starring, written and directed by Rob Stefaniuk. Stefaniuk stars alongside Canadian actress Jessica Paré, Nicole de Boer, Malcolm McDowell and rock legends Alice Cooper, Iggy Pop, Henry Rollins, Moby and Alex Lifeson of Rush. Production took place in and around Toronto in late 2008.


  1. "Suck" is a composition.
  2. "Suck" is a musical EP of Skold.
    • released on


Suck were a rock band who were part of South Africa's first wave of hard rock titled, the "Big Heavies." The group lasted eight months between 1970 to 1971 in which they recorded their lone LP, Time to Suck. It was later released in America in 2009. They were also one of the earliest groups to cover Black Sabbath. In March 2007 they were featured in an article in Classic Rock magazine titled, "The Lost Pioneers of Heavy Metal" where they were referred to as "acidpunk metal".

There are other groups with suck in their name, like ±sweets: Buy & Suck».

Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for suck

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Google previewSlam Dunks and No-Brainers (2006)

Pop Language in Your Life, the Media, and Like ... Whatever by Leslie Savan

t— suck means lots of things, including fellatio, and is integral...

Google previewSelection of Reports and Papers of the House of Commons (1836)

State of Ireland ; [3]

The River Suck is a splendid river, joining the Shannon near Shannon Bridge ; this might be easily made navigable, and a vast improvement in the lands on its borders, by taking away some sharps and weirs, as far as Balliforan Bridge, till it ;...

Google previewAlways More Than One (2013)

Individuation’s Dance by Erin Manning

A first suck is a revelation. A fifth suck is a comfort. Suck six is its own satisfying variation on comfort. Depending on exactly how each event transpires and what else is present that may inflect it (a glance at a caregiver's face, the soft brush of a  ...

Google previewRivers of Ireland (2003)

A Flyfishers Guide by Peter O'Reilly

Gabriel Finn Main Street Roscommon SUCK, RIVER M6080 The River Suck is an extensive tributary system of the Shannon and drains large  ;...

Google previewA New Family Encyclopedia; Or, Compendium of Universal Knowledge (1831)

Comprehending a Plain and Practical View of Those Subjects Most Interesting to Persons, in the Ordinary Professions of Life ... by Charles Augustus Goodrich

The usual method in Yorkshire, and most parts of Scotland, says Loudon, is that of giving them milk to drink, there being few instances where they are allowed to suck. For the first two or three weeks, they mostly get milk warm from the cow ; but  ...

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Quotes about suck

Happy Son of a bitch ball. Why can't you go home Aren't you good enough for your home Answer me. Suck my white ass ball. (Happy Gilmore)
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Scrabble value of S1U1C3K5

The value of this 4-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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