Definition of give suck in English:

give suck


  • Give milk from the breast or teat; suckle.

    ‘The children are tender, and the flocks and herds giving suck… For their sake, he must ‘journey on gently’ and meet up with his brother later in Seir.’
    • ‘The Virgin Mary gives suck to the infant Jesus both as his historical mother and as the metaphysical image of nourishing Mother Church.’
    • ‘Allah says in the Qur'an ‘The mothers shall give suck to their offspring for two whole years…’’
    • ‘But if you make difficulties for one another, then some other woman may give suck for him (the father of the child).’
    • ‘But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days!’