From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
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sucksuck1 /sʌk/ ●●○ S3 verb 1 [intransitive, transitive]DRINK to take air, liquid etc into your mouth by making your lips form a small hole and using the muscles of your mouth to pull it insuck something in Michael put the cigarette to his lips and sucked in the smoke.suck at a baby sucking at its mother’s breastsuck something up Jennie sucked up the last bit of milk shake with her straw.2 HBH[intransitive, transitive] to hold something in your mouth and pull on it with your tongue and lips Don’t suck your thumb, dear.suck on a picture of Lara sucking on a lollipop3 PULL[transitive] to pull someone or something with great power and force into or out of a particular placesuck something into something A bird was sucked into one of the jet’s engines.suck somebody/something under/down The river sucked him under.suck something out of/from something The fluid was sucked from his lungs.4 something sucks5 suck it and see be sucked in suck up
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Examples from the Corpus
suckLet's not go there -- the food sucks.The eighth time the hand enters the mouth, the thumb alone is retained and sucking continues.She's got long fair hair and a little white face and she sucks her thumb a lot.He's eight years old and he still sucks his thumb.Our reporters uncovered a generation who have been sucked into a dark underworld of solvent abuse and hard drugs.This toxic recycling has sucked the life out of political debate.suck atThe baby sucked at his mother's breast.Diane sucks at tennis.suck onMolly was sitting on the couch sucking on a candy cane.suck something out of/from somethingThis toxic recycling has sucked the life out of political debate.But the world was almost sucking her out of social work; she would move on.The 11-11 mark over the past two years has sorta sucked the life out of Wildcat fans.
sucksuck2 noun [countable usually singular] DRINKan act of suckingOrigin suck1 Old English sucan