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Suck in   /sək ɪn/   Listen
Suck in

verb
1.
Take up as if with a sponge.  Synonyms: sop up, take in, take up.
2.
Attract by using an inexorable force, inducement, etc..  Synonym: suck.
3.
Draw in as if by suction.  Synonym: draw in.






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"Suck in" Quotes from Famous Books



... alley, out of what little light there was that far downtown. Just as I reached for him, somebody slugged me in the gut. I went down on a knee, gasping. I hadn't seen his sidekick—the alley was pretty dark. I heard Lefty's breath suck in sharply as I came up out of my crouch, diving for him. After all, it was only pain, something inside my head. It wasn't as though I had been really crippled. My fingers clawed at his jacket, and would have held him. But the other guy grabbed at ...
— Card Trick • Walter Bupp AKA Randall Garrett

... about it was, Reggie had an idea she didn't herself know why she laughed. He had seen her turn away, frown, suck in her cheeks, press her hands together. But it was no use. The long, soft peal sounded, even while she cried, "I don't know why I'm laughing." ...
— The Garden Party • Katherine Mansfield



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



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