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suck in

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v suck in take up as if with a sponge
    • v suck in draw in as if by suction "suck in your cheeks and stomach"
    • v suck in attract by using an inexorable force, inducement, etc. "The current boom in the economy sucked many workers in from abroad"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Over billions of years, black holes become white holes and they spit out all of the things they sucked in. the atoms are completely jumbled, so no one knows what will ever come out. Theoratically they'll also turn into a white hole. If you were unfortunate enough to fall within one, you would never actually hit -- because time would stop at some point within the event horizon (space outside) of the black hole. Thanx De Composed
    • Suck in to draw in, imbibe, absorb (n. a fraud)
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. súcan, súgan; Ger. saugen.

Usage

In literature:

With eager thirst, by folly or by fate, Sucks in the dregs of each corrupted state.
"Handy Dictionary of Poetical Quotations" by Various
By what means this creature is able to suck, we shall shew in another place.
"Micrographia" by Robert Hooke
The little thumb was in the mouth and the baby lips were sucking hard.
"Christmas Outside of Eden" by Coningsby Dawson
It disappeared in no time, and Master Cheese went out sucking his fingers and his lips.
"Verner's Pride" by Mrs. Henry Wood
Lambs shake or wriggle their tails, at the time when they first suck, to get free of the hard excrement, which had been long lodged in their bowels.
"Zoonomia, Vol. I" by Erasmus Darwin
Baby lay on the floor sucking his little claw-like fingers, and stirring feebly in the sun.
"The Tysons" by May Sinclair
In the lower part of the Tertiary rocks, we find at once a great variety of large beasts that gave suck to their young.
"Young Folks' Library, Volume XI (of 20)" by Various
I saw him where he lay along, sucking a fruit in his left hand.
"Puck of Pook's Hill" by Rudyard Kipling
Enemies: In cities it is very often attacked by sucking insects.
"Studies of Trees" by Jacob Joshua Levison
There was a big rush of wind, first up and then down sucking you in like.
"The Book of the Bush" by George Dunderdale
But Du Meresq would be sucked down in the blue lake, and travel to that bourn alone.
"Bluebell" by Mrs. George Croft Huddleston
The world itself is only a vast bog that sucks in the generations.
"The Grey Wig: Stories and Novelettes" by Israel Zangwill
Occurs often in sucking calves.
"Pratt's Practical Pointers on the Care of Livestock and Poultry" by Pratt Food Co.
You had better suck some liquorice lozenges to cure that cold in your throat.
"Pinocchio" by C. Collodi
Save when engaged in sucking this, his tongue was never at fault.
"Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour" by R. S. Surtees
And she sat there in the ruined hall, sucking her thumb.
"Old Peter's Russian Tales" by Arthur Ransome
In one hand he had hold of the end of the shawl, which he could just reach, and he was sucking the thumb of the other.
"Mrs Whittelsey's Magazine for Mothers and Daughters" by Various
Goode was looking at him sideways, sucking in one corner of his mouth and pushing out the other.
"Murder in the Gunroom" by Henry Beam Piper
She put a peppermint in her own mouth and sucked it comfortably.
"Evelina's Garden" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
If air is sucked in with the milk stomach-ache will likely result.
"Public School Domestic Science" by Mrs. J. Hoodless
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In poetry:

You can see it by
the way she gives herself
to the one half
sucked out in her hand
"To A Poor Old Woman" by William Carlos Williams
And the Nurse that gave me suck,
Haplesse was in all her life:
And I never had good luck,
Being mayde or married wife.
"The Nimph Dianaes Song" by Bartholomew Young
Or to creep and to suck like an elfin thing
To the aching heart of a rose;
In the harebell's ear to cling and swing
And whisper what no one knows!
"The Mood O’ The Earth" by Madison Julius Cawein
That lie like babes all hushed and bright,
And suck in sun and rainbow-skies;
Thus will I drink the words of light,
Falling adown thy lips and eyes.
"Aspirations" by Mathilde Blind
A while he stood upon his feet;
He felt the motion—took his seat;
Still better pleased as more and more
The tide retreated from the shore,
And sucked, and sucked him in.
"Memorials Of A Tour In Scotland, 1803" by William Wordsworth
“The timbrels fall silent! And dost thou not hear it,
A voice, like the sound of a lute when we loiter,
And sit by the pools in the valleys of Arnon,
And suck the cool grapes that are growing in clusters?
"Achan" by Henry Kendall

In news:

How Not to Suck in Social Media.
Air Travel Won't Suck in 2093.
Excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere "gets sucked down by trees and helps the trees grow," said Johnson.
Will was sucked through the sunroof of the car he was in with his father.
Man accused of sucking teen's toe in Grovetown Walmart won't be charged.
Gibbons 'speak' like humans — even when they suck in helium.
Who stole the seat off my bike while it was parked in front of Boise Weekly's offices: you suck.
Generally, we take pride in our ability to not be sucked into buying makeup just because of a pretty package.
Ex " Bachelorette " Jillian Harris is moving into a cardboard box, in the brutal cold of Canada -- and while the economy does suck that much.
Tow boats weren't enough to move the vessel, which was sucked out past the Golden Gate in the early hours of the boat 's rescue.
There is a lot of 'suck it and see' in building brand awareness.
I'll admit - it's easy to get sucked in.
Meanwhile, Fia is sitting there in hog heaven sucking on that stupid thing.
One of my co-workers is buying a device for the company (he got the same spyware here in our office) to suck out the what we thought was a virus.
He just sucked it up — uh, in — and took it like a man.
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In science:

However, most physicists were more interested in experiments on relatively simple atomic systems, and were understandably reluctant to get sucked into the huge question of the connection between mind and brain.
Quantum theory and the role of mind in nature
How might these negative regions create this change in structure? Detailed investigation of contours in preparing Kerr (1992) showed that the largest negative regions had been sucked into the region between the primary vortices, that is along the dividing plane.
Computational Euler History
When entrance air is more warm then atmospheric air (one is heated in solar heater, fig.1) the pressure of tube air column is less the atmosphere pressure and air is sucked by vertical tube.
Extraction of Freshwater and Energy from Atmosphere
But the attraction of the black hole falls off with radius, so if one member of a particleantiparticle pair is just outside the horizon it can flow off to infinity, while if the other member of the pair is just inside the horizon then it can get sucked into the hole.
What Exactly is the Information Paradox?
The rightmost region of high electron density in frames b) and d) result from plasma electrons being “sucked in” by the proton bunch.
Proton Driven Plasma Wakefield Acceleration
In this mode each novel idea, once it appears, spreads in an explosive manner in the theoretical community, sucking into itself a ma jority of active theorists, especially young theorists.
Reflections and Impressionistic Portrait at the Conference "Frontiers Beyond the Standard Model," FTPI, Oct. 2012
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