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1. To draw, as a liquid, by the action of the mouth and tongue, which tends to produce a vacuum, and causes the liquid to rush in by atmospheric pressure; to draw, or apply force to, by exhausting the air.

2. To draw liquid from by the action of the mouth; as, to suck an orange; specifically, to draw milk from (the mother, the breast, etc) with the mouth; as, the young of an animal sucks the mother, or dam; an infant sucks the breast.

3. To draw in, or imbibe, by any process resembles sucking; to inhale; to absorb; as, to suck in air; the roots of plants suck water from the ground.

4. To draw or drain. Old ocean, sucked through the porous globe. (Thomson)

5. To draw in, as a whirlpool; to swallow up. As waters are by whirlpools sucked and drawn. (Dryden) To suck in, to draw into the mouth; to imbibe; to absorb. To suck out, to draw out with the mouth; to empty by suction. To suck up, to draw into the mouth; to draw up by suction absorption.

Origin: OE. Suken, souken, AS. Scan, sgan; akin to D. Zuigen, G. Saugen, OHG. Sgan, Icel. Sga, sjga, Sw. Suga, Dan. Suge, L. Sugere. Cf. Honeysuckle, Soak, Succulent, Suction.

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... blood must move from one location to another and since arteries are elastic, they expand to compensate the pressure. When heart shrinks, it "sucks" the blood back and makes more room for blood, so the pressure drops. I am no doctor, but I think this is impossible. It's like asking if ...

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... in your face, which is extremely expensive and pretty drastic if you ask me. If you were supposed to have a beard already, youd have one. It sucks, but thats what it is. All this advice is either full of shit or can seriously hurt your body. Hang in there buddy, itll come your just gonna ...

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About to get my BS in Biology, terrible resume so far...

... everything I said? I did do one small, unpaid, short internship last summer finding/sorting small mollusks in a lab. Other than that, my resume sucks... Advice needed please.

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by yodachoda87
Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:48 pm
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I seriously need to vent

... if you want to get tenure...) and the pay is not that great. So yeah, you have the intellectual high ground, they have the money. Unfair. Life sucks. deal with it, or go for Business...

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