Translation of "suck" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /sʌk/ us /sʌk/

to have something in your mouth and use your tongue, lips, etc. to pull on it

I was sucking a sweet.
Martha still sucks her thumb.

(Translation of “suck” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /sak/

to draw liquid etc into the mouth

mamar, chupar, sorber
As soon as they are born, young animals learn to suck (milk from their mothers)
She sucked up the lemonade through a straw.

to hold something between the lips or inside the mouth, as though drawing liquid from it

chupar; sorber
I told him to take the sweet out of his mouth, but he just went on sucking
He sucked the end of his pencil.

to pull or draw in a particular direction with a sucking or similar action

The vacuum cleaner sucked up all the dirt from the carpet
A plant sucks up moisture from the soil.

(American, slang ) to be awful, boring, disgusting etc

ser una mierda; ser un rollazo (aburrido)
Her singing sucks
This job sucks.
sucker noun

(slang) a person who is easily fooled or is stupid enough to do something

primo, tonto, imbécil
Who is the sucker who bought your car?

a person or thing that sucks

chupador; (bloodsucker) chupasangre
Are these insects bloodsuckers?

an organ on an animal, eg an octopus, by which it sticks to objects

An octopus has suckers on its tentacles.

a curved pad or disc (of rubber etc) that can be pressed on to a surface and stick there.


a side shoot coming from the root of a plant.

chupón, mamón
suck up to phrasal verb

(slang ) to do or say things to please one’s boss etc for one’s own benefit

lamer el culo a alguien, hacer la pelotilla a alguien
They despise him because he’s always sucking up to the boss.

(Translation of “suck” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)