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Suck appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):

  • "Eda, Emil's red roses suck!" Cal Black cusses, orders tram.
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The word suck is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun suck

What does suck mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: sucks

  1. the act of sucking

Alternative definition of the noun suck


  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.

Definition of the verb suck

What does suck mean as a doing word?

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

verb - inflections: sucked | sucking | sucks

  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
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formulaVerbs with the same syntax
      [Agent - being] [Verb]Cynthia ate | Cynthia drank | Cynthia nibbled | Cynthia sippedVerbs of Ingesting: lap, sip, slurp
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Patient]Cynthia ate the peach | Cynthia devoured the pizza | Cynthia drank the wine | Cynthia gobbled the pizza | Cynthia nibbled the carrot | Cynthia quaffed her mead | Cynthia sipped the drink | Cynthia swilled the beverage
      [Agent - being] [Verb] from [Patient]Cynthia sipped from the drink
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] at [Source]Brian wiped at the counterVerbs of Removing: bail, dab, dust, erase, lick, pluck, prune, rinse, rub, scour, scrape, scratch, scrub, squeeze, strip, suction, swab, sweep, wash, wear, wipe
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Source]Brian wiped the counter | Carla shoveled the walk
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Theme]Barry Cryer erased the writing
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Theme] from / out / out of / off / off of [Source]Brian wiped the fingerprints from the counter | Carla shoveled the snow from the walk | Doug removed the smudges from the tabletop
    • lexical domain: Consumption - verbs of eating and drinking
    • 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
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • 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
    • lexical domain: Weather - verbs of raining, snowing, thawing, thundering
    • 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!
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • 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 of the verb suck


  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.]


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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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Printed dictionaries 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 previewRivers of Ireland (2003)

A Flyfisher's 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 previewCharacteristicks of men, manners, opinions, times [by A.A. Cooper]. With the addition of a letter concerning design (1732)

by Anthony Ashley Cooper (3rd earl of Shaftesbury.)

Suck is the real Tragic k State, as the old J Tragedian represents it : 'Video meliora proboque. Deteriora J'equor. And thus the highest Spirits, and most refractory Wills, contribute to the lowest Servitude and most submissive State. Reason and ...

Google previewWorks (1815)

by Emanuel Swedenborg

Such as the Father is, suck is the Son, and such is the Holy Spirit :" These words, in such case, are perceived thug : " Such os the Divine [principle j is which is called the Father, such is the Divine [principle] which is called the Son, and such is ...

Google previewAdvances and Technical Standards in Neurosurgery (2012)

by L. Symon, L. Calliauw, F. Cohadon, J. Lobo Antunes, F. Loew, H. Nornes, E. Pásztor, J. D. Pickard, A. J. Strong, M. G. Ya?argil

If it is closed then the advantages of the operation are lost; to expose the patient to the risks of the procedure and then carefully reconstruct the valvular mechanism and re-establish suck is a negation of present understanding of this disorder.

Google previewMarston, Rivalry, Rapprochement, and Jonson (2013)

by Mr Charles Cathcart

Suck is a word used frequently and idiosyncratically by Marston, and ...

Google previewEtymological Dictionary of Egyptian (2007)

Volume Three: m- by Gábor Takács

to suck”. G. Takács (1998, 143, #6) did ...

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Usage statistics about suck

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Quotes about Suck

He permitted it with vermilion,
And like the burial of a donkey;
But my mind is still on your love.

To suck the milk of the gentiles and,
To suck the milk of animals;
Here are those who fly like a cloud!
And it was here at last and i tasted it. (Edward Kofi Louis)
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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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