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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
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"I think Tank would do better at 135, as he sucks down to get to 130.
Reportedly, tests have proved that the Torricelli brake, a vacuum induced plate below a vehicle which sucks down into the track during emergency braking situation, decreases braking distances up to 40% in speeds up to 70 kph.
The workpiece sucks down and you're ready to go to work.
A spring break take on the chugging challenge is to fill the funnel on a balcony and someone on the ground floor sucks down the contents.
Neural networks may still fail as models of the mind, but they avoid the quicksand of "deep unconscious rules" that sucks down cognitive science, Searle says.
Its slow but turbulent convection drives hot, buoyant mantle material toward the surface and sucks down cooler, denser rock.