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sucking

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Pronunciation: /ˈsʌkɪŋ
 
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Definition of sucking in English:

adjective

(Of a child or animal) not yet weaned: sucking piglets suffer from incoordination
More example sentences
  • The meat is said to be tender and well flavoured, resembling chicken or sucking pig.
  • The menu is full of expensive ingredients: sucking pig and Argentine steak; duck and lobster and pata negra.
  • There is the sucking lamb, named after the aforementioned child who still likes mommy's milk, and then the weaned lamb.

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