In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1chupar(liquid) 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
- to suck sb dry — exprimir a algn
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
1(person) chupar(vacuum cleaner) aspirar(pump) succionar(pump) aspirarto suck at sth — chupar algo
- to suck on sth — chupar algo
- the baby was sucking at his mother's breast — el bebé estaba mamando
- a sucking noise — un ruido de ventosa
2USslang(be objectionable)the movie really sucks — la película es una mierda vulgar slang
1chupada feminineto give suck — dar el pecho
- 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.
- They all sucked in their breath at the same time.
- Pavel took a long draw on his cigarette, irritably sucking the smoke in.
- Instead I just sucked in my breath and smiled.
- And on top of that, there will be another religious group trying to suck at the public teat.
- Within seconds he'd anaesthetised my entire mouth and sucked on a few mouthfuls of nitrous oxide (to keep his hand steady he said).
- 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.
- The pressure was immediately released from his mouth and he sucked in a gulp of air.
- I mean, he really sucked all the oxygen.
- When a deep-sea Fangtooth feels a fish swimming nearby, it opens its huge mouth and sucks the animal in.
- He's so cool, he's like a professional, blowing big bubbles then sucking them back into his mouth with a pop.
- Each time I brought a heaped spoonful to his mouth, he would greedily suck it all in.
- I managed a quick smile before letting my jaw drop as I greedily sucked in air.
- He complied, leant over the bowl, and sucked the food into his mouth.
- 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.
- I put my face kiss-close to his and sucked the breath from his mouth like it was nitrous oxide.
- We won't choke to death when we open our mouths to suck air into our lungs.
- He opens his big mouth, sucks the stray fish or shrimp in, and snaps the trap shut.
- Back outside, I sucked the air into my all-new mouth, and wondered how long I could delay my return appointment.
- 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.
- 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.
- Before she had a chance to recover, the craft hit another rock and split apart, and Miri was sucked under the surface.
- Air can be sucked out of the container, creating a vacuum, while the baby's head remains outside the ventilator.
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