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suck

(sŭk),
1. To draw a fluid through a tube by exhausting the air in front.
2. To draw a fluid into the mouth; specifically, to draw milk from the breast.
[A.S. sūcan]

suck

Etymology: L, sugere, to suck
1 to draw a liquid or semiliquid into the mouth by creating a partial vacuum through motions of the lips and tongue.
2 to hold on the tongue and dissolve by the movements of the mouth and action of the saliva.
3 to draw fluid into the mouth, specifically to draw milk from the breast or nursing bottle.

suck

[AS. sucan, to suck]
1. To draw fluid into the mouth, as from the breast.
2. To exhaust air from a tube and thus draw fluid from a container.
3. That which is drawn into the mouth by sucking.

Patient discussion about suck

Q. What does thumb or finger sucking mean in ADULTS? People watch the unusual behavior of a person and decide their disorder. I strongly agree, but here is a critical question for you all. What does thumb or finger sucking mean in ADULTS?

A. It’s not a show to enjoy and laugh! It means that whomever you are talking about needs to see a psychologist. I am not joking. Things we are supposed to out-grow but don't, i.e. thumb sucking, imaginary friends or bed wetting, can represent serious problems or mental blocks.
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Barlow showed a video of one baby who not only would not suck but also used his hands to avert oral contact.
If the child is more intense, he will suck more intensely, as well, and usually you can actually hear him sucking.
Many of the infants continued to suck for several minutes past the data collection period and several infants were observed to have sucked themselves to sleep.
After describing the tight and unpliable nature of women's stays, he wrote, "Hence it will appear evident why women of rank, and those in the middle stations of life meet with difficulty in giving suck to children .
When it spies chow, such as an octopus, this shark sucks in prey like a vacuum cleaner.
Despite the unpleasantness of the operation it has not stopped the celebs and thousands of Irish People, for a good old suck.
However, youngsters who suck dummies could be boosting the health of their teeth, said the paper published in the British Dental Journal.
Out on the street, (un)life is better, too: when the gangsta rapper at the pizza parlor hassles her, Kathy just takes him home and sucks his blood.
Encouraging your baby either to suck their thumb, finger or use a dummy is a great way for them to learn to self-soothe when distressed.
This said, all you old dudes who write in to tell us how we suck, have too many handrails, and should be more like Concrete Wave: after you get done on eBay or developing your new racing truck, you can point your fingers directly at me.
A battalion of tut-tutting elderly relatives who disapprove of dummies are heading your way, armed with the report last week that children who suck them are prone to infection.
In order to make it cool, you must admit that you suck, or have one of your programs do it for you.