suck
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suck(
suhk
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to draw up in the mouth)
a. chupar
The child was sucking a candy, unaware of what was going on around her.La niña chupaba un caramelo, sin percatarse de lo que ocurría a su alrededor.
b. sorber (to sip)
He has to suck liquid food through a straw after his surgery.Tiene que sorber alimentos líquidos con una pajita a causa de la operación.
2. (to suction with a machine)
a. succionar
The pump can suck up to eight gallons per minute.La bomba puede succionar hasta ocho galones por minuto.
3.
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(sexual)
a. mamar
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
A crazy man on the metro was screaming "Suck it!"Un loco en el metro estaba gritando "¡Mámame!"
4. (to be drawn into)
a. meter
I don't want to be sucked into their dispute.No quiero verme metido en su disputa.
b. arrastrar
The country resisted being sucked into a bloody war.El país se resistía a ser arrastrado a una cruenta guerra.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (to suction with a machine)
a. aspirar
I sucked up the spider with my vacuum cleaner.Aspiré la araña con la aspiradora.
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to be bad or disagreeable)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. ser una porquería
The book is great, but the movie sucks.El libro es estupendo, pero la película es una porquería.
b. ser un asco
It really sucks that it rained every single day during our vacation.Es un asco que haya llovido todos y cada uno de los días de las vacaciones.
7. (to draw up with the mouth)
a. chupar
The child sucked on his thumb distractedly.El niño se chupaba el dedo distraído.
b. mamar
The calf was placidly sucking at his mother's teat.El becerro mamaba plácidamente de la teta de su madre.
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suck
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (lollipop)
a. chupar
2. (liquid)
a. succionar
3. (mother's milk)
a. mamar
4. (air)
a. aspirar
to suck one's thumbchuparse el dedo
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (very fam)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
that movie/idea sucks!¡esa película/idea es una caca!
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suck [sʌk]
transitive verb
[+person] sorber; [+machine] aspirar
to suck one's fingers
to suck one's thumb/fingers chuparse el dedo/los dedos; we were sucked into the controversy nos vimos envueltos en la polémica
He warned that if the President tried to enforce control, the country would be sucked into a power vacuum ...the extent to which they have been sucked into the cycle of violence
to suck sb dry (of sth) exprimir (algo) a algn
Britain sucked dry by money market leeches Lured to the Pacific by the area's purity, they soiled it with their diseases and passed the islands on to the Americans, sucked dry of innocence
to suck it and see (Britain) probar a ver
intransitive verb
1 (gen) chupar; [+baby] (at breast) mamar
the baby was sucking noisily
to suck on/at sth chupar algo; to suck at one's mother's breast mamar del pecho de su madre
2 especially (US)
this sucks es una mierda (very_informal)
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