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 for To suck out
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.
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     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
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     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.
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     4. To draw or drain.
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              Old ocean, sucked through the porous globe.
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     5. To draw in, as a whirlpool; to swallow up.
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              As waters are by whirlpools sucked and drawn.
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     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
        or absorption.
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