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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.
See also: down, suck

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.
See also: down, suck
References in classic literature ?
Shocking murder of an M.P." That was the funeral oration of one friend and client; and he could not help a certain apprehension lest the good name of another should be sucked down in the eddy of the scandal.
Here we halted, and driven to it by our desperate thirst, sucked down our last drops of water.
"Light or heavy whatever goes into the Shivering Sand is sucked down, and seen no more."
Chris Turnbull was 15 when he was sucked down 30ft into a cold whirlpool under a waterfall on the Afon Llugwy in Capel Curig, in Snowdonia.
He died of cold water shock after being sucked down 30ft into a cold whirlpool under a waterfall on the Afon Llugwy in Capel Curig.
Longer than the usual mean British butt sucked down to the pinched fingertip and thumb.
Simons said: "It was a very scrappy game against Whitehaven so it was good to get the win in the end, but there was a lot of frustration that we got sucked down into the game that they wanted to play.
"When the water becomes more turbulent, anything off the top tends to get sucked down with logs, sticks, and debris.
It felt like going down a plug hole; just getting sucked down. I could feel myself getting drawn under this wheel, my leg was pulling me under.
Sales fell by 1.2 per cent in March, sucked down by a 7.4 per cent drop in petrol sales as the adverse weather hit travel, the Office for National Statistics said.
Coleman added: "As soon as we conceded the first goal everyone got sucked down again and there was a feeling this is never going to turn around."
Collectively, they sucked down about USD50bn in TARP money.
We'll do our best not to get sucked down with all that and it's up to me, the staff and players to find a way out from where we are."
"If ever there is a warning look at St Mirren last season where, if you don't get your act together, you can get sucked down into a battle for survival.