tuck away


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tuck away

vb (tr, adverb)
1. to eat (a large amount of food)
2. to store, esp in a place difficult to find
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.tuck away - eat uptuck away - eat up; usually refers to a considerable quantity of food; "My son tucked in a whole pizza"
eat up, polish off, finish - finish eating all the food on one's plate or on the table; "She polished off the remaining potatoes"
Translations

w>tuck away

vt sep
(= hide)wegstecken; he tucked it away in his pocketer steckte es in die Tasche; the hut is tucked away among the treesdie Hütte liegt versteckt zwischen den Bäumen
(inf, = eat) he can certainly tuck it away!er kann ganz schön was wegputzen (inf); I can’t think where he tucks it all awayich weiß nicht, wo er das alles lässt (inf)
References in classic literature ?
Would any one suppose I could so snugly tuck away such a mass in a chapter of this book that it would be difficult to find it again in the reader lost his place?
Your mother needn't worry about your continuing to exist as long as you can tuck away fat, salt pork in that fashion.
Truly, it is a wondrous thing," quoth the Beggar, "I would have made my vow, to see the masterly manner in which thou didst tuck away yon pot of ale, that thou hadst not tasted clear water for a brace of months.
The worthy fellow, making the best of every thing, took one of the heartiest luncheons he ever ate in his life, and gave his new adorers an exalted idea of how the gods tuck away their food upon grand occasions.
The holders had plenty of possession but did not have a shot on target in the first half - only for Messi to tuck away his first real chance with 20 minutes remaining before tucking away a late penalty to secure a 2-0 win.