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The act of removing through suction, typically of a liquid
“I am very sure there was nothing like the sucking of water from the sea into the spout, unless the spray, which was raised in a ring to a small height, could be mistaken for a raising of water.”
Having a sucking motion or properties
“On Friday, two workers of a municipal corporation came with a sucking machine, but they were hushed away by the lawyers.”
Present participle for to draw into the mouth by contracting the muscles of the lips and mouth to make a partial vacuum
“Each time I brought a heaped spoonful to his mouth, he would greedily suck it all in.”
Present participle for to inhale, especially with deep breaths
“Then she began to suck in air, her lungs forcing her to live, even when her soul desired something else.”
Present participle for to draw in a specified direction, especially by creating a vacuum
“The lead car displaces the air, creating a vacuum to suck the trailing car along.”
Present participle for to empty or draw out from a space or container
“Dementors suck the life out of the room by imposing their negativity and pessimism upon everyone they encounter.”
Present participle for to engulf or swallow up
“But when the swamp, which was little better than a quicksand, began to suck the ship down lower and lower, panic ensued.”
Present participle for to implicate someone in a situation
“It threatened to suck him into the world of conflict and violence he was ordered to avoid.”
Present participle for to be very bad or unpleasant
“I would have appreciated it if the movie at least tried to not suck as much as it did.”
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