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1    an expression of disappointment  
2    an exclamation of defiance or derision (esp. in the phrase yah boo sucks to you)  
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1    to draw (a liquid or other substance) into the mouth by creating a partial vacuum in the mouth  
2    to draw in (fluid, etc.) by or as if by a similar action  
plants suck moisture from the soil     
3    to drink milk from (a mother's breast); suckle  
4    tr   to extract fluid content from (a solid food)  
to suck a lemon     
5    tr   to take into the mouth and moisten, dissolve, or roll around with the tongue  
to suck one's thumb     
6    tr; often foll by: down, in, etc.   to draw by using irresistible force  
the whirlpool sucked him down     
7    intr   (of a pump) to draw in air because of a low supply level or leaking valves, pipes, etc.  
8    tr   to assimilate or acquire (knowledge, comfort, etc.)  
9    intr  
Slang   to be contemptible or disgusting  
10    the act or an instance of sucking  
11    something that is sucked, esp. milk from the mother's breast  
12    give suck to   to give (a baby or young animal) milk from the breast or udder  
13    an attracting or sucking force  
the suck of the whirlpool was very strong     
14    a sound caused by sucking,   (See also)        suck in       suck off       sucks       suck up to  
     (Old English sucan; related to Old Norse súga, Middle Dutch sugen, Latin sugere to suck, exhaust; see soak)  
  suckless      adj  

suck in  
      vb   adv  
1    tr   to attract by using an inexorable force, inducement, etc.  
the current sucked him in     
2    to draw in (one's breath) sharply  
3    tr  
Slang   to deceive or defraud  
suck off  
      vb   tr, adv  
Taboo slang   to perform the act of fellatio or cunnilingus on  
suck up to  
      vb   intr, adv + prep  
Informal   to flatter for one's own profit; toady  

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suck up to

brown-nose     (taboo slang)   butter up, curry favour with, dance attendance on, fawn on, flatter, get on the right side of, ingratiate oneself with, keep in with     (informal)   kiss (someone's) ass     (U.S. & Canad. taboo slang)   lick (someone's) boots, pander to, play up to     (informal)   toady, truckle, worm oneself into (someone's) favour  

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