suck (someone or something) into (something)

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suck (someone or something) into (something)

1. To physically pull someone or something into something through the force of suction. My cat is terrified of the vacuum cleaner, even though it's certainly not strong enough to suck him into it. Can you suck that bit of strawberry into your straw, or is it too big?
2. To cause someone to become involved in something. Don't try to suck me into your problems—I've got enough of my own! They sucked me into that project, and now I have to go to all the meetings.
3. To interest or intrigue someone so as to fully engage them in something. That mystery novel will suck you into the story as soon as you start reading, I promise. The first episode sucked me into the series for good.
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suck someone or something into something

 and suck someone or something in
[for a vacuum] to draw someone or something into something. The whirlpool sucked the swimmers into the depths of the river. The whirlpool sucked in a swimmer. A whirlpool nearly sucked our canoe in.
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The concern is whether this too will suck us into deadly conflicts in Iran and Afghanistan with the economy again surviving on transient aid.
It's all done in the spirit of a gamely night of nationalistic fervour, filled with moments that are meant to suck us into its seductive nationalism.
(We ingest 34 GB of information daily, according to one study.) News items may fill us with grief or suck us into the desire to learn more, to dive into the gore or the gossip.
To many people, "choices" can feel like obligations, and technology threatens to suck us into an existence we desperately want to escape.
We shouldn't ignore this data but we shouldn't allow it to suck us into panicked, knee-jerk reactions either.
If we do, they see a slippery slope in which the initial use of force will inevitably suck us into a conflict that we cannot win.
"I am sure people will stir it up and suck us into it and whatever.
We are once again caught in the centre of a whirlpool, which could suck us into the dark, cold depths of the ocean.
In typical Bausch fashion, over the course of the work's two and a half hours, performers suck us into the choreographer's dark, neurotic world, then spit us into her zany one, through theatrical skits and danced solos.
Tranmere made it very difficult for us and tried to frustrate us and suck us into a game we didn't want to play," he explained.
For Israel to suck us into bargains in stages and in packages - this road constitutes an attempt to weaken the Palestinian position."
It attempts to suck us into deep guilt and a religiosity based on fear rather than remembering and celebrating the life of Jesus as a man who showed us how to live.
Weddings can be energy vacuums that suck us into a vortex of absurd concerns.
"But at the same time we walk away and try and be mature about things and don't try and get sucked into the things they will be trying to suck us into.
But at the same time we walk away and try and be mature about things and don't try and get sucked into the things they will be trying to suck us into. "Bilic is someone I respect as a player in England and as a manager but I don't want to put any fuel on the fire and give anyone ammunition.