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ruck 1

 (rŭk)
n.
1.
a. A multitude; a throng.
b. The undistinguished crowd or ordinary run of persons or things.
2. People who are followers, not leaders.
3. Sports
a. A play in Rugby in which a mass of players gathers around a ball dropped by a tackled ball carrier, with each player attempting to gain possession of the ball by kicking it to a teammate.
b. The mass of players during such a play. Also called loose scrum.

[Middle English ruke, heap, probably of Scandinavian origin.]

ruck 2

 (rŭk)
v. rucked, ruck·ing, rucks
v.tr.
To make a fold in; crease.
v.intr.
To become creased.
n.
A crease or pucker, as in cloth.

[Ultimately from Old Norse hrukka, wrinkle, fold; see sker- in Indo-European roots.]

ruck

(rʌk)
n
1. a large number or quantity; mass, esp of ordinary or undistinguished people or things
2. (General Sporting Terms) (in a race) a group of competitors who are well behind the leaders at the finish
3. (Rugby) rugby a loose scrum that forms around the ball when it is on the ground
4. (Australian Rules Football) Australian rules football the three players, two ruckmen and a rover, that do not have fixed positions but follow the ball closely
vb
(Rugby) (intr) rugby to try to win the ball by advancing over it when it is on the ground, driving opponents backwards in the process
[C13 (meaning "heap of firewood"): perhaps from Scandinavian; compare Old Norse hraukr rick1]

ruck

(rʌk)
n
a wrinkle, crease, or fold
vb
(usually foll by up) to become or make wrinkled, creased, or puckered
[C18: from Scandinavian; related to Old Norse hrukka]

ruck

(rʌk)
n
slang a fight
[C20: short for ruckus]

ruck

(rʌk)
n
(Military) military slang a rucksack

ruck1

(rʌk)

n.
1. a large number or quantity; mass.
2. the great mass of undistinguished or inferior persons or things.
[1175–1225; Middle English ruke, perhaps < Scandinavian; compare Norwegian ruka in same senses; akin to rick]

ruck2

(rʌk)

n.
1. a fold or wrinkle; crease.
v.t., v.i.
2. to make or become creased or wrinkled.
[1780–90; < Old Norse hrukka a wrinkle]

Ruck

 a large number; a crowd; a heap or pile; a rick or stack of hay or corn.
Examples: ruck of coal, 1483; of corn, 1610; of fortune, 1601; of fuel, 1459; of hay, 1725; of horses, 1856; of rich pearls and sparkling diamonds, 1601; of sheep and goats, 1657; of stones, 1828; of wheat, 1570.

ruck


Past participle: rucked
Gerund: rucking

Imperative
ruck
ruck
Present
I ruck
you ruck
he/she/it rucks
we ruck
you ruck
they ruck
Preterite
I rucked
you rucked
he/she/it rucked
we rucked
you rucked
they rucked
Present Continuous
I am rucking
you are rucking
he/she/it is rucking
we are rucking
you are rucking
they are rucking
Present Perfect
I have rucked
you have rucked
he/she/it has rucked
we have rucked
you have rucked
they have rucked
Past Continuous
I was rucking
you were rucking
he/she/it was rucking
we were rucking
you were rucking
they were rucking
Past Perfect
I had rucked
you had rucked
he/she/it had rucked
we had rucked
you had rucked
they had rucked
Future
I will ruck
you will ruck
he/she/it will ruck
we will ruck
you will ruck
they will ruck
Future Perfect
I will have rucked
you will have rucked
he/she/it will have rucked
we will have rucked
you will have rucked
they will have rucked
Future Continuous
I will be rucking
you will be rucking
he/she/it will be rucking
we will be rucking
you will be rucking
they will be rucking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been rucking
you have been rucking
he/she/it has been rucking
we have been rucking
you have been rucking
they have been rucking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been rucking
you will have been rucking
he/she/it will have been rucking
we will have been rucking
you will have been rucking
they will have been rucking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been rucking
you had been rucking
he/she/it had been rucking
we had been rucking
you had been rucking
they had been rucking
Conditional
I would ruck
you would ruck
he/she/it would ruck
we would ruck
you would ruck
they would ruck
Past Conditional
I would have rucked
you would have rucked
he/she/it would have rucked
we would have rucked
you would have rucked
they would have rucked

ruck

(loose scrum) Similar to a maul but with the ball being kicked on the ground; it must not be handled.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ruck - a crowd especially of ordinary or undistinguished persons or things; "his brilliance raised him above the ruck"; "the children resembled a fairy herd"
concourse, throng, multitude - a large gathering of people
2.ruck - an irregular fold in an otherwise even surface (as in cloth)
crease, crimp, fold, plication, flexure, bend - an angular or rounded shape made by folding; "a fold in the napkin"; "a crease in his trousers"; "a plication on her blouse"; "a flexure of the colon"; "a bend of his elbow"
Verb1.ruck - become wrinkled or drawn together; "her lips puckered"
crease, crinkle, crisp, ruckle, scrunch up, wrinkle, scrunch - make wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface; make a pressed, folded or wrinkled line in; "The dress got wrinkled"; "crease the paper like this to make a crane"

ruck

noun battle, fight, conflict, clash, set-to (informal), encounter, riot, scrap (informal), fray, brawl, skirmish, head-to-head, tussle, scuffle, free-for-all (informal), fracas, dogfight, affray (Law), scrimmage, exchange of blows, melee or mêlée There'll be a huge ruck with the cops.

ruck 1

noun
1. An enormous number of persons gathered together:
2. A very large number of things grouped together:
3. The common people:
common (used in plural), commonality, commonalty, commoner (used in plural), crowd, hoi polloi, mass (used in plural), mob, pleb (used in plural), plebeian (used in plural), populace, public, third estate.

ruck 2

verb
To bend together or make a crease in so that one part lies over another:
noun
A line or an arrangement made by the doubling of one part over another:
Translations
ruck

ruck

1 [rʌk] N (Racing) → grueso m del pelotón (Rugby) → melé f (fig) → gente f, común personas fpl corrientes
to get out of the ruckempezar a destacar, adelantarse a los demás

ruck

2 [rʌk]
A. N (in clothing etc) → arruga f
B. VT (also to ruck up) → arrugar
C. VIarrugarse

ruck

[ˈrʌk]
n
(British) (= scrap) → mêlée f
(RUGBY)mêlée f ouverte, maul m
(= crease) (in clothing, carpet)faux pli m
ruck up
vise plisser

ruck

1
n
(Racing) → Pulk m; the (common) ruck (fig)die (breite) Masse; to get out of the ruck (fig)sich von der breiten Masse absetzen
(Rugby) → offenes Gedränge
(Prison sl: = ruckus) → Krawall m (inf)

ruck

2
n (= wrinkle)Falte f
References in classic literature ?
Society, men and women above the ruck and the muck of the water-front and the forecastle--I was appalled by their unlovely mental mediocrity.
Somewhere out of the ruck of those warring races had emerged Billy's ancestors, and hers, was her afterthought, as she closed the book and put it back in the drawer.
There seemed to be a great ruck of men and munitions spread about in the forest and in the fields.
They can't go any faster than the ruck of their scholars, and I can set a faster pace for myself than they set for a whole schoolroom.
It is no longer notoriety; it lifts one out of the ruck of robbers into the society of the big brass gods, whose little delinquencies are written in water by the finger of time.
The individuals torn out of the ruck became very limp in the seamen's hands: some, dragged aside by the heels, were passive, like dead bodies, with open, fixed eyes.
The ruck of passengers, busy, with their babies andtheir bundles, had not noticed the affair.
Previously, Ruck was vice president finance of Maax KSD Corporation and before that he served as vice president finance and chief financial officer of Total Containment, Inc.
Former Wales coach Mike Ruddock, who guided Wales to a Grand Slam in 2005, agreed they were right not to take action against him, but he insisted it's now time for the laws governing use of the foot at rucks to be re-written before a player loses an eye.
From another ruck with the last play of the match, replacement hooker Eryl Jones scored a try converted by his namesake Aeron.
Look out for great scenes from Jones, Ruck and Mia Sara as Farris' girlfriend Sloane.
Mrs Ruck told the court Sangha was found out when a bank employee became suspicious when she tried to withdraw cash.