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suck from (something)
1. To create a vacuum on the other end of a particular apparatus in order to draw something through it. The doctors had to wire his jaw shut to let it heal, so he'll be sucking from a straw for the foreseeable future. A vacuum cleaner uses an air pump to expel air out from the rear, and it sucks from the hose on the front as a result of this low internal air pressure.
2. To draw something through some apparatus by creating a vacuum on the other end of it. A noun or pronoun can be used between "suck" and "from." It's always weird to me when people suck beer from a straw. The machine sucks particulates through a nozzle on the top.
3. To draw something out of some space or container by creating a vacuum on the other end of a narrow opening or apparatus. A noun or pronoun can be used between "suck" and "from." The purifier sucks dust from the air and traps it in a filter that you can clean or replace. He was caught sucking gasoline from parked cars around the city.
See also: suck
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suck something from something
to draw something out of something by the application of a vacuum. Freddie used his straw to suck the last of the cola from the can. The machine sucked the water from the bottom of the barrel.
See also: suck
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.