suction, suck, sucking
n. the act of sucking
v. draw into the mouth by creating a practical vacuum in the mouth; "suck the poison from the place where the snake bit"; "suck on a straw"; "the baby sucked on the mother's breast"
give suck, wet-nurse, lactate, nurse, suck, suckle, breastfeed
v. give suck to; "The wetnurse suckled the infant"; "You cannot nurse your baby in public in some places"
take up, take in, suck up, sop up, soak up, draw, imbibe, suck, absorb
v. take in, also metaphorically; "The sponge absorbs water well"; "She drew strength from the minister's words"
v. be inadequate or objectionable; "this sucks!"
suck in, suck
v. attract by using an inexorable force, inducement, etc.; "The current boom in the economy sucked many workers in from abroad"
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souse, sop, soak, dowse, douse, drench
v. cover with liquid; pour liquid onto; "souse water on his hot face"
imbue, soak
v. fill, soak, or imbue totally; "soak the bandage with disinfectant"
become soaked, sop
v. be or become thoroughly soaked or saturated with a liquid
sustain, nurture, nourish
v. provide with nourishment; "We sustained ourselves on bread and water"; "This kind of food is not nourishing for young children"
v. cover with liquid; pour liquid onto; "souse water on his hot face"
v. soak up with a sponge
get under one's skin, get
v. irritate; "Her childish behavior really get to me"; "His lying really gets me"
v. dip into liquid; "sop bread into the sauce"
v. submerge in a liquid; "I soaked in the hot tub for an hour"
work, ferment
v. cause to undergo fermentation; "We ferment the grapes for a very long time to achieve high alcohol content"; "The vintner worked the wine in big oak vats"
succour, succor
v. help in a difficult situation
deflect, distract
v. draw someone's attention away from something; "The thief distracted the bystanders"; "He deflected his competitors"
v. feed (infants) with a bottle
beat back, push back, force back, repulse, drive, repel
v. cause to move back by force or influence; "repel the enemy"; "push back the urge to smoke"; "beat back the invaders"
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