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Animal ContextPlay
Use 'suckle' when talking about animals feeding their babies. SlideThe newborn puppies began to suckle as soon as they found their mother.
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Extended UsePlay
'Suckle' can be used metaphorically to indicate drawing sustenance or support. SlideHe continued to suckle on the wisdom of his mentor long into his career.
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Emotional BondPlay
Suckling can imply a bond between mother and child beyond just feeding. SlideThere is an emotional connection between the kangaroo and her joey as she suckles it.