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suck down

1. To pull someone or something downward and into something as due to a current of water or the force of gravity. A noun or pronoun can be used between "suck" and "down." The drain sucked down all the water from the bath. Be careful—the current out there can suck you down in a split second.
2. To drink something very quickly or hastily. A noun or pronoun can be used between "suck" and "down." You need to stop sucking down those beers, or you're going to be wasted by 9 o'clock! Let me just suck this coffee down before we leave.
3. To form a seal (on someone or something) due to the force of a vacuum. A noun or pronoun can be used between "suck" and "down." As the heated contents cool, the air is driven out and the lid sucks down on the rim of the jar, forming an airtight seal. When an octopus flexes certain muscles, it causes suckers on its arms to suck down on whatever (or whomever) it is trying to grasp.
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suck someone or something down

[for a vacuum or water currents] to pull someone or something downward. The savage currents sucked the swimmers down to their death. The current sucked down the floating trees.
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Then the river goddess may suck you down to her cold, wet bosom, where she tumbles, pummels you in a chaos of passion and bubbles.
"It's like taking the plug out of the bath - it will just suck you down."
In a way, it was worse when the mud didn't suck you down; when it yielded under your feet you knew that it was a body you were treading on.
It seems to be saying that your "other side" is capable of surviving strong, negative undercurrents - the dark, formless, frightening feelings that want to suck you down. Is there some unresolved resentment or unpleasantness between you and your sister?
Everton are in a promising position in the table, but things are so tight at the moment that a couple of defeats can suck you down into trouble once again.
The Gloaming, which Yorke pinpoints as the album's key composition, is shrouded in the electro loops and glitches of the group's recent past as it attempts to summon the dark forces that "will suck you down to the other side".