• (America, British) enPR: sŭk, IPA: /sʌk/
  • (some Northern English accents) enPR: so͝ok, IPA: /sʊk/


  1. An instance of drawing something into one's mouth by inhaling.
    • 2001, D. Martin Doney, Prayer Capsule: A Book of Honesty, page 261
      Bammer agreed “Probably a good idea,” he agreed with a quick suck on his straw, “won't stop you from picking up any of these chicks, though.”
  2. (uncountable) Milk drawn from the breast.
    • 2010, Barbara Tieken, Bull Vaulter: Alena of the Isle of Green (page 202)
      The infant took suck in an instant, pulling strongly.
  3. (Canada) A weak, self-pitying person; a person who refuses to go along with others, especially out of spite; a crybaby or sore loser.
    • 1999, Hiromi Goto, “Drift”, in Ms., v 9, n 3, p 82–6:
      “Why're you bothering to take her anywhere? I can't stand traveling with her. You're such a suck,” her sister said. Waved her smoke. “No fucking way I'm going.”
    • 2008, Beth Hitchcock, “Parenting Pair”, in Today's Parent, v 25, n 5, p 64:
      I used to think she was such a suck! She'd cry when I took to the ice, whether I skated well or badly. She'd cry when I left the house.
  4. A sycophant, especially a child.
    • 1916, James Joyce, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Macmillan Press, p 23:
      You are McGlade's suck.
  5. (slang, dated) A short drink, especially a dram of spirits.
  6. (vulgar) An act of fellatio.
    • 2012, Alex Carreras, Cruising with Destiny, page 12
      Nate exhaled a long, slow breath. What the hell was he thinking? He couldn't cruise the steam room looking for married men looking for a quick suck. He needed to shoot his load, but was he really that desperate?
Synonyms Translations Verb

suck (sucks, present participle sucking; past and past participle sucked)

  1. (transitive) To use the mouth and lips to pull in (a liquid, especially milk from the breast). [from 9th c.]
  2. (intransitive) To perform such an action; to feed from a breast or teat. [from 11th c.]
  3. (transitive) To put the mouth or lips to (a breast, a mother etc.) to draw in milk. [from 11th c.]
  4. (transitive) To extract, draw in (a substance) from or out of something. [from 14th c.]
    • 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, IV.i:
      That she may sucke their life, and drinke their blood, / With which she from her childhood had bene fed.
  5. (transitive) To work the lips and tongue on (an object) to extract moisture or nourishment; to absorb (something) in the mouth. [from 14th c.]
  6. (transitive) To pull (something) in a given direction, especially without direct contact. [from 17th c.]
  7. (transitive, slang, vulgar) To perform fellatio. [from 20th c.]
  8. (chiefly, North American, , intransitive, slang) To be inferior or objectionable: a general term of disparagement, sometimes used with at to indicate a particular area of deficiency. [from 20th c.]
Synonyms Antonyms
  • (to bring something into the mouth by inhaling) to blow
  • (to be poor at) to rock, to rule
Translations Translations Translations Translations
  • French: être chiant, être nul
  • German: mies sein, zum Kotzen sein, Scheiße sein
  • Italian: essere una schiappa, fare schifo
  • Portuguese: ser um saco, ser uma droga
  • Russian: отсто́й
  • Spanish: ser un asco, dar asco, apestar

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