In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(person) chupar(liquid/person) sorber(vacuum cleaner) aspirar(pump) succionar(pump) aspirar(insect) chupar(insect) succionarto suck one's thumb — chuparse el dedo
- to suck sth up — (through a straw) sorber algo
- the insect sucks up the nectar — el insecto chupa / succiona el néctar
- the roots suck (up) moisture out of / from the soil — las raíces absorben la humedad de la tierra
- the fan sucks smells out of the kitchen — el ventilador extrae los olores de la cocina
- I mean, he really sucked all the oxygen.
- Pavel took a long draw on his cigarette, irritably sucking the smoke in.
- He complied, leant over the bowl, and sucked the food into his mouth.
- When a deep-sea Fangtooth feels a fish swimming nearby, it opens its huge mouth and sucks the animal in.
- By the time the last rows have done their scraping, the beak is completely closed, leaving the algae trimmings to be sucked in during the next chomp.
- And on top of that, there will be another religious group trying to suck at the public teat.
- Back outside, I sucked the air into my all-new mouth, and wondered how long I could delay my return appointment.
- Each time I brought a heaped spoonful to his mouth, he would greedily suck it all in.
- We won't choke to death when we open our mouths to suck air into our lungs.
- Within seconds he'd anaesthetised my entire mouth and sucked on a few mouthfuls of nitrous oxide (to keep his hand steady he said).
- I put my face kiss-close to his and sucked the breath from his mouth like it was nitrous oxide.
- He opens his big mouth, sucks the stray fish or shrimp in, and snaps the trap shut.
- Instead I just sucked in my breath and smiled.
- The pressure was immediately released from his mouth and he sucked in a gulp of air.
- Hesitantly, I sucked in the smoke drawn through the pipe, holding it in my lungs and feeling the warmth inside of me, before slowly letting it out.
- He's so cool, he's like a professional, blowing big bubbles then sucking them back into his mouth with a pop.
- My brow burned, and I sucked a deep breath, sending the oxygen to my muscles.
- As the cowboy turned in their direction, the ladies all sucked in their breath simultaneously.
- They all sucked in their breath at the same time.
- I managed a quick smile before letting my jaw drop as I greedily sucked in air.
2(pull, draw)arrastrarwe don't want to be sucked into a senseless war — no queremos ser arrastrados a una guerra sin sentido
- she was sucked down / under by the current — la corriente se la tragó
- Air can be sucked out of the container, creating a vacuum, while the baby's head remains outside the ventilator.
- Huddled against each other were two gargantuan dragons, so large that a passing breath might have sucked all of my eight feet into the depths of a nostril.
- Before she had a chance to recover, the craft hit another rock and split apart, and Miri was sucked under the surface.
- All around her Caroline could see that even some of the smaller boats were being sucked under the water by the pressure created by the sinking ship.
- The lead car displaces the air, creating a vacuum to suck the trailing car along.
1(person) chupar(vacuum cleaner) aspirar(pump) succionar(pump) aspirarto suck at sth — chupar algo
- the baby was sucking at his mother's breast — el bebé estaba mamando
- to suck on sth — chupar algo
- a sucking noise — un ruido de ventosa
- I mean if she had a lollipop in her mouth and started sucking her teeth, I would have thought she was Glamour Girl Sue.
- If there is swelling, sucking on a Popsicle may help.
- Suck on one zinc lozenge every two hours while symptoms are in evidence.
- The videos show the fetus's fingers and toes, hair, muscles, facial features, and genitals and show it sucking a thumb or moving about.
- You don't want to be around when she sucks on a lozenge, let me tell you.
- Nicky gave me a long hard stare and sucked on his cigarette.
- If this is not possible, it must be sucked on for 30 minutes before throwing it away.
- He didn't respond, even when I moved my mouth to suck his ear.
- For the most part, they sat through the trial drawing, sucking their thumbs or crying.
- He started sucking on his pacifier a lot, and he slept less.
- Factors as diverse as skeletal muscle pathology and sucking a digit (thumb or finger) can substantially influence the growth of the face and dentition.
- Lozenges should be sucked on and moved side to side until it is dissolved, just like hard candy or a cough drop.
- Sucking on a hard lozenge or chewing gum were shown to ease symptoms.
- Tweed jackets, moleskins, wool board ties, pipes gently being sucked on, aromatic smoke rising over the grandstand.
- You place them between your gum and cheek and suck them slowly.
- She put her index finger back into her mouth and sucked it.
- Like all boys he immediately put his thumb into this mouth and sucked it.
- I stuck my thumb into my mouth and started to suck it.
- He offered it to me, I made a face and said ‘no thanks’ and he popped it into his mouth and sucked it with the enthusiasm of a child sucking candy.
- He sucked on another cigarette, blowing the smoke out through his nose in little puffs.
2US slang(be objectionable)the movie really sucks — la película es una mierda vulgar slang
1chupada feminineto give suck — amamantar
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