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Suck in   /sək ɪn/   Listen
Suck in

Take up as if with a sponge.  Synonyms: sop up, take in, take up.
Attract by using an inexorable force, inducement, etc..  Synonym: suck.
Draw in as if by suction.  Synonym: draw in.

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"Suck in" Quotes from Famous Books

... for them, for they don't grasp anything outside the life they are living. Can't you guess how they live? Look at the doors of the houses shut, and the windows sealed; yet they've been up these three hours! And they'll suck in bad air, and bad food; and they'll get cancer, and all that; and they'll die and be trotted away to the graveyard for 'passun' to hurry them into their little dark cots, in the blessed hope of everlasting life! I'm going to know this thing, Brillon, from tooth to ham-string; ...
— The Judgment House • Gilbert Parker

... to do whatever they were bid. They could have pumped the bellows had they been the size of a house! They worked admirably in some respects, but had the same fault as the first pair, namely, a tendency to suck in the fire! This, however, was corrected by means of a valve at the back of the pipe which communicated with the fire. Another fault lay in the length of interval between the blasts. This was remedied by making ...
— Jarwin and Cuffy • R.M. Ballantyne

... at that part by-and-by. What I have said now is to explain the misery of those poor creatures above; so that it might well be said, as in the Scripture, Woe be to those who are with child, and to those which give suck in that day. For, indeed, it was a woe to ...
— A Journal of the Plague Year • Daniel Defoe

... level of the poorest of His creatures, we need a firm grasp and a hearty love of His law deep in our spirits, on the other hand, the fact that the feeblest and the poorest of His creatures is saturated and soaked with as much of God's goodness as it can suck in, may make us quite sure that our souls will not vainly pant after Him in a 'dry and thirsty land where no water is.' 'The earth, O Lord! is full of Thy mercy.' Am I to be empty of the highest mercy, the knowledge of Thy will? ...
— Expositions Of Holy Scripture - Volume I: St. Luke, Chaps. I to XII • Alexander Maclaren

... this heap of stones: Here they lie had realms and lands, Who now want strength to stir their hands; Where from their pulpits, soiled with dust, They preach, "In greatness is no trust." Here's an acre sown indeed With the richest, royal'st seed, That, the earth did e'er suck in Since the first man died for sin: Here the bones of birth have cried, "Though gods they were, as men they died:" Here are sands, ignoble things, Dropt from the ruined sides of kings: Here's a world of pomp and state Buried in dust, ...
— Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol 4 • Charles Dudley Warner

Words linked to "Suck in" :   have, take, suck out, core out, draw out, ingest, absorb, suck, hollow out, aspirate, hollow, consume

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