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for To suck in
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Suck \Suck\ (s[u^]k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sucked (s[u^]kt); p.
pr. & vb. n. Sucking.] [OE. suken, souken, AS. s[=u]can,
s[=u]gan; akin to D. zuigen, G. saugen, OHG. s[=u]gan, Icel.
s[=u]ga, sj[=u]ga, Sw. suga, Dan. suge, L. sugere. Cf.
Honeysuckle, Soak, Succulent, Suction.]
1. To draw, as a liquid, by the action of the mouth and
tongue, which tends to produce a vacuum, and causes the
liquid to rush in by atmospheric pressure; to draw, or
apply force to, by exhausting the air.
2. To draw liquid from by the action of the mouth; as, to
suck an orange; specifically, to draw milk from (the
mother, the breast, etc.) with the mouth; as, the young of
an animal sucks the mother, or dam; an infant sucks the
3. To draw in, or imbibe, by any process resembles sucking;
to inhale; to absorb; as, to suck in air; the roots of
plants suck water from the ground.
4. To draw or drain.
Old ocean, sucked through the porous globe.
5. To draw in, as a whirlpool; to swallow up.
As waters are by whirlpools sucked and drawn.
To suck in, to draw into the mouth; to imbibe; to absorb.
To suck out, to draw out with the mouth; to empty by
To suck up, to draw into the mouth; to draw up by suction
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