What is another word for sucking?

Pronunciation: [sˈʌkɪŋ] (IPA)

There are several synonyms for the word "sucking." One common synonym is "sipping," which means to drink in small quantities. Another synonym is "draining," which refers to completely removing all liquid from something. "Drawing" is another synonym, which is commonly used when speaking about using a straw or sucking action to consume a beverage. Additionally, "imbibing," "ingesting," and "swallowing" are all alternative words that can be used in place of "sucking" when referring to drinking. Ultimately, the choice of which synonym to use depends on the specific context and desired connotation of the sentence.

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Usage examples for Sucking

In this manner travelers who get lost dig the bottoms of chasms and, if they do not often find water, they almost always reach damp sand and, sucking it, cheat in this way the pangs of thirst.
"In Desert and Wilderness"
Henryk Sienkiewicz
There was a quick sucking of breath from the remaining savage as it looked wildly about for a moment, as if searching for its vanished companion, and then stared at the place where the cables had been.
"Fair and Warmer"
E. G. von Wald
He sat there sucking his thumb, and taking every now and again a sudden look at her hair and the light that the candles made on it, but he was very silent and quiet which was unlike him because he generally hated strangers.
Hugh Walpole

Famous quotes with Sucking

  • When I like someone a lot, I get scared that I'll let them down. My fear of sucking is worst when I feel like someone thinks I'm good.
    Casey Affleck
  • Every human being you see in the course of a day has a problem that's sucking up at least 70 percent of his or her radar.
    Doug Coupland
  • Hollywood has a way of sucking the world's talent to it.
    Richard Linklater
  • Drugs have nothing to do with the creation of music. In fact, they are dumb and self indulgent. Kind of like sucking your thumb!
    Courtney Love
  • We had to go all through the night thinking that our baby was dead. When God showed him to us, he wasn't dead, he was sucking his thumb. God had him safe and sound. He is a miracle. He is so healthy, so perfect, and God has really, really blessed us.
    Barbara Mandrell

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