Definitions starting with S

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[cf. Guy., to cause to waste away (Yansen 41); cf. OED, to draw (moisture, goodness) from, possibly converging with Yoruba sɔ̃ki to shrink (Turner 1949:161)] v. 1. (of an illness) to cause (a person) to lose weight: Cancer suckin' him (Exuma). (Black)

2. [cf. OED, to draw or extract (money, wealth) from a source obs. → 1610] to live at someone else's expense; to be a parasite: He suck you (Exuma). (Black)

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Last update: 2011-10-31 19:04
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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