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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They moved the ball well and sucked us into pockets.
We just wanted to talk things through with them and see if we could work something out that would be an alternative and they just sucked us into bureaucracy.
QPR did not come and dominate us, they scrapped and scrapped and sucked us into a style of football we did not want to be playing.
It has not been helped by the sophisticated techniques of the credit firms who sucked us into thinking we could afford all our dreams.
The Prime Minister should have stood up to an administration that sucked us into a disastrous Iraq war and could do the same with Iran.
No matter that the subsequent exploration of the delusional mind borders on the simplistic, we're already hooked on Nash's version of events - and Crowe's portrayal, albeit looking rather more muscular than we might anticipate a mathematician might be, has sucked us into the film with admirable ease.