blow vs suck what difference

what is difference between blow and suck

English

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /bləʊ/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /bloʊ/
  • Rhymes: -əʊ

Etymology 1

From Middle English blowen, from Old English blāwan (to blow, breathe, inflate, sound), from Proto-West Germanic *blāan, from Proto-Germanic *blēaną (to blow) (compare German blähen), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰleh₁- (to swell, blow up) (compare Latin flō (to blow) and Old Armenian բեղուն (bełun, fertile)).

Verb

blow (third-person singular simple present blows, present participle blowing, simple past blew, past participle blown)

  1. (intransitive) To produce an air current.
    • 1653, Izaak Walton, The Compleat Angler
      Hark how it rains and blows!
  2. (transitive) To propel by an air current (or, if under water, a water current), usually with the mouth.
  3. (intransitive) To be propelled by an air current.
  4. (transitive) To create or shape by blowing; as in to blow bubbles, to blow glass.
  5. (transitive) To force a current of air upon with the mouth, or by other means.
  6. (transitive) To clear of contents by forcing air through.
  7. (transitive) To cause to make sound by blowing, as a musical instrument.
  8. (intransitive) To make a sound as the result of being blown.
  9. (intransitive, of a cetacean) To exhale visibly through the spout the seawater which it has taken in while feeding.
  10. (intransitive) To explode.
  11. (transitive, with “up” or with prep phrase headed by “to”) To cause to explode, shatter, or be utterly destroyed.
  12. (transitive) To cause the sudden destruction of.
  13. (intransitive) To suddenly fail destructively.
  14. (intransitive) (used to express displeasure or frustration) Damn.
  15. (intransitive, slang, sometimes considered vulgar) To be very undesirable.
    Synonym: suck
  16. (transitive, slang) To recklessly squander.
  17. (transitive, vulgar) To fellate; to perform oral sex on (usually a man).
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:give head
  18. (transitive, slang) To leave, especially suddenly or in a hurry.
  19. (transitive) To make flyblown, to defile, especially with fly eggs.
  20. (obsolete) To spread by report; to publish; to disclose.
    • Through the court his courtesy was blown.
  21. (obsolete) To inflate, as with pride; to puff up.
  22. (intransitive) To breathe hard or quick; to pant; to puff.
  23. (transitive) To put out of breath; to cause to blow from fatigue.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir Walter Scott to this entry?)
  24. (dated) To talk loudly; boast; storm.
    • a. 1940, Mildred Haun, “Shin-Bone Rocks” in The Hawk’s Done Gone p. 218:
      He didn’t just set around and try to out sweettalk somebody; he got out and out-fit somebody. He wouldn’t be blowing when he told his boys how he fit for the woman he got.
    • 1969, Charles Ambrose McCarthy, The Great Molly Maguire Hoax (page 113)
      At the breaking edge with him and completely fed up with his everlasting bragging and blowing about his personal exploits, and desirous of putting him somewhere, anywhere, so they wouldn’t be continuously annoyed by him, []
    • 1976, David Toulmin, Blown Seed (page 148)
      Audie never liked him because he was further in with old Craig than he was, bragging and blowing about his work and the things he could do, while Audie sat quiet as a mouse listening to his blab.
  25. (slang, informal, African-American Vernacular) To sing.
  26. (Scientology, intransitive) To leave the Church of Scientology in an unauthorized manner.
Derived terms
Translations

Noun

blow (plural blows)

  1. A strong wind.
  2. (informal) A chance to catch one’s breath.
  3. (uncountable, US, slang) Cocaine.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:cocaine
  4. (uncountable, Britain, slang) Cannabis.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:marijuana
  5. (uncountable, US Chicago Regional, slang) Heroin.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:heroin
  6. (informal, vulgar) A blowjob; fellatio
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:oral sex
Translations

Etymology 2

From Middle English blo, bloo, from Old English blāw (blue), from Proto-Germanic *blēwaz (blue, dark blue, grey, black), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰlēw- (yellow, blond, grey). Cognate with Latin flavus (yellow). Doublet of blue.

Adjective

blow (comparative blower or more blow, superlative blowest or most blow)

  1. (now chiefly dialectal, Northern England) Blue.

Etymology 3

From Middle English blowe, blaw, northern variant of blēwe, from Proto-Germanic *blewwaną (to beat) (compare Old Norse blegði (wedge), German einbläuen, Middle Dutch blouwen). Related to block.

Noun

blow (plural blows)

  1. The act of striking or hitting.
    Synonyms: bace, strike, hit, punch
  2. A sudden or forcible act or effort; an assault.
    • 1838-1842′, Thomas Arnold, History of Rome
      A vigorous blow might win [Hanno’s camp].
  3. A damaging occurrence.
    Synonyms: disaster, calamity
  4. (Australia, shearing, historical) A cut made to a sheep’s fleece by a shearer using hand-shears.
Derived terms
Translations

Etymology 4

From Middle English blowen, from Old English blōwan, from Proto-Germanic *blōaną (compare Dutch bloeien, German blühen), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰleh₃- (compare Latin florēre (to bloom)).

Verb

blow (third-person singular simple present blows, present participle blowing, simple past blew, past participle blown)

  1. To blossom; to cause to bloom or blossom.
Derived terms
  • full-blown
Translations

Noun

blow (plural blows)

  1. A mass or display of flowers; a yield.
  2. A display of anything brilliant or bright.
  3. A bloom, state of flowering.
Related terms
  • ablow
  • elder-blow
Translations

Anagrams

  • bowl

Middle English

Verb

blow

  1. Alternative form of blowen (to blow)


English

Etymology

From Middle English souken, suken, from Old English sūcan (to suck), from Proto-West Germanic *sūkan, from Proto-Germanic *sūkaną (to suck, suckle), from Proto-Indo-European *sewg-, *sewk- (to suck). Cognate with Scots souke (to suck), obsolete Dutch zuigen (to suck), Limburgish zuken, zoeken (to suck). Akin also to Old English sūgan (to suck), West Frisian sûge, sûge (to suck), Dutch zuigen (to suck), German saugen (to suck), Swedish suga (to suck), Icelandic sjúga (to suck), Latin sugō (suck), Welsh sugno (suck). Related to soak.

Pronunciation

  • (US, UK) enPR: sŭk, IPA(key): /sʌk/
  • Rhymes: -ʌk
  • (some Northern English accents) enPR: so͝ok, IPA(key): /sʊk/
  • Rhymes: -ʊk
  • Hyphenation: suck

Noun

suck (countable and uncountable, plural sucks)

  1. An instance of drawing something into one’s mouth by inhaling.
    • 2001, D. Martin Doney, Prayer Capsule: A Book of Honesty, page 261
      Bammer agreed “Probably a good idea,” he agreed with a quick suck on his straw, “won’t stop you from picking up any of these chicks, though.”
  2. (uncountable) Milk drawn from the breast.
    • 2010, Barbara Tieken, Bull Vaulter: Alena of the Isle of Green (page 202)
      The infant took suck in an instant, pulling strongly.
  3. (Canada) A weak, self-pitying person; a person who refuses to go along with others, especially out of spite; a crybaby or sore loser.
    • 1999, Hiromi Goto, “Drift”, in Ms., v 9, n 3, p 82–6:
      “Why’re you bothering to take her anywhere? I can’t stand traveling with her. You’re such a suck,” her sister said. Waved her smoke. “No fucking way I’m going.”
    • 2008, Beth Hitchcock, “Parenting Pair”, in Today’s Parent, v 25, n 5, p 64:
      I used to think she was such a suck! She’d cry when I took to the ice, whether I skated well or badly. She’d cry when I left the house.
  4. A sycophant, especially a child.
    • 1916, James Joyce, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Macmillan Press, p 23:
      You are McGlade’s suck.
  5. (slang, dated) A short drink, especially a dram of spirits.
  6. (vulgar) An act of fellatio.
    • 2012, Alex Carreras, Cruising with Destiny, page 12
      Nate exhaled a long, slow breath. What the hell was he thinking? He couldn’t cruise the steam room looking for married men looking for a quick suck. He needed to shoot his load, but was he really that desperate?

Synonyms

  • (crybaby): sook
  • (crybaby): sooky baby

Derived terms

  • fair suck of the sauce bottle

Translations

Verb

suck (third-person singular simple present sucks, present participle sucking, simple past and past participle sucked)

  1. (transitive) To use the mouth and lips to pull in (a liquid, especially milk from the breast). [from 9th c.]
  2. (intransitive) To perform such an action; to feed from a breast or teat. [from 11th c.]
  3. (transitive) To put the mouth or lips to (a breast, a mother etc.) to draw in milk. [from 11th c.]
  4. (transitive) To extract, draw in (a substance) from or out of something. [from 14th c.]
    • 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, IV.i:
      That she may sucke their life, and drinke their blood, / With which she from her childhood had bene fed.
  5. (transitive) To work the lips and tongue on (an object) to extract moisture or nourishment; to absorb (something) in the mouth. [from 14th c.]
  6. (transitive) To pull (something) in a given direction, especially without direct contact. [from 17th c.]
  7. (transitive, slang, vulgar) To perform fellatio. [from 20th c.]
  8. (chiefly Canada, US, intransitive, slang, sometimes considered vulgar) To be inferior or objectionable: a general term of disparagement, sometimes used with at to indicate a particular area of deficiency. [from 20th c.]
Conjugation

Synonyms

  • To draw
  • To attract
  • (7, 8 above) To blow
  • See also Thesaurus:give head

Antonyms

  • (to bring something into the mouth by inhaling): to blow
  • (to be poor at): to rock, to rule

Derived terms

Related terms

  • sugescent

Translations

Anagrams

  • cusk

Swedish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /sɵk/
  • Hyphenation: suck

Noun

suck c

  1. sigh; a deep and prolonged audible inspiration or respiration

Declension

Interjection

suck

  1. sigh

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