suck in

suck in
1. take up as if with a sponge (Freq. 2)
Syn: ↑take in, ↑sop up, ↑take up
Hypernyms: ↑consume, ↑ingest, ↑take in, ↑take, ↑have
Verb Frames:

Somebody ——s something

2. draw in as if by suction (Freq. 1)

suck in your cheeks and stomach

Syn: ↑draw in
Hypernyms: ↑hollow, ↑hollow out, ↑core out
Verb Group: ↑aspirate, ↑draw out, ↑suck out
Verb Frames:

Somebody ——s something

3. attract by using an inexorable force, inducement, etc. (Freq. 1)

The current boom in the economy sucked many workers in from abroad

Syn: ↑suck
Derivationally related forms: ↑suck (for: ↑suck), ↑suction (for: ↑suck)
Hypernyms: ↑absorb, ↑take in
Verb Frames:

Something ——s something

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transitive verb
2. : to contract, flatten, and tighten (the abdomen) by inhaling deeply

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suck in
1. To absorb
2. To engulf
3. To take in, deceive (slang)
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Main Entry:suck

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ˌsuck ˈin ˌsuck ˈinto [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they suck in he/she/it sucks in present participle sucking in past tense sucked in past participle sucked in] informal phrasal verb
be/get/sucked in(to) to be unable to stop yourself from getting involved in something bad

Like many unemployed people, Theresa got sucked into a spiral of debts.

Would America be sucked into an unwanted war?

Thesaurus: to take part, or to become involvedsynonym
Main entry: suck

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