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tuck 1

 (tŭk)
v. tucked, tuck·ing, tucks
v.tr.
1.
a. To thrust or fold the edge of so as to secure or confine: He tucked his shirt into his pants. I tucked the blanket under the mattress.
b. To wrap or cover snugly, as by tucking a blanket: tucked the baby in bed.
c. To make one or more folds in: tucked the pleats before sewing the hem.
2.
a. To put in an out-of-the-way, snug place: a cabin that was tucked among the pines.
b. To store in a safe spot; save: tuck away a bit of lace; tuck away millions.
3.
a. To draw in; contract: He tucked his chin into his chest.
b. Sports To bring (a body part) into a tuck position.
v.intr.
To make tucks.
n.
1. The act of tucking.
2. A flattened pleat or fold, especially a very narrow one stitched in place.
3. Nautical The part of a ship's hull under the stern where the ends of the bottom planks come together.
4. Sports
a. A body position used in some sports, such as diving, in which the knees are bent and the thighs are drawn close to the chest, with the hands often clasped around the shins.
b. A position in skiing in which the skier squats, often while holding the poles parallel to the ground and under the arms.
5. Informal A cosmetic surgical procedure in which skin or fat is removed, sometimes accompanied by muscle tightening, to create a slimmer or more youthful appearance.
6. Chiefly British Food, especially sweets and pastry.
Phrasal Verbs:
tuck away (or into) Informal
To consume (food) heartily.
tuck in
To make (a child, for example) secure in bed for sleep, especially by tucking bedclothes into the bed.

[Middle English tuken, possibly from Middle Low German or Middle Dutch tocken, tucken.]

tuck 2

 (tŭk)
n.
A beat or tap, especially on a drum.

[From Middle English tukken, to beat a drum, from Old North French toquer, to strike, from Vulgar Latin *toccāre.]

tuck 3

 (tŭk)
n. Archaic
A slender sword; a rapier.

[Perhaps from French dialectal étoc, from Old French estoc, of Germanic origin.]

tuck 4

 (tŭk)
n. Archaic
Energy; vigor.

[Origin unknown.]

tuck in

vb (adverb)
1. (tr) Also: tuck into to put to bed and make snug
2. (tr) to thrust the loose ends or sides of (something) into a confining space
3. (intr) informal Also: tuck into to eat, esp heartily
n
(Cookery) informal Brit a meal, esp a large one
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.tuck in - eat uptuck in - 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
يأكُل بِنَهَم
baštitzastrkat přikrývku
putte
burkol
breiîa vel yfir/ofan átroîa í sig
zakryť prikrývkou
iştahla yemeküstünü örtmek

w>tuck in

vi (Brit inf) → zulangen, reinhauen (inf); tuck in!langt zu!, haut rein! (inf); to tuck into somethingsich (dat)etw schmecken lassen
vt sep
flap etchineinstecken, reinstecken (inf); sheet alsoan den Seiten feststecken; to tuck one’s shirt in(to) one’s trousers, to tuck one’s shirt indas Hemd in die Hose stecken; tuck your tummy in!zieh den Bauch ein!
to tuck somebody injdn zudecken; to tuck somebody into bedjdn ins Bett stecken

tuck

(tak) noun
1. a fold sewn into a piece of material. Her dress had tucks in the sleeves.
2. sweets, cakes etc. Schoolboys used to spend their money on tuck; (also adjective) a tuck shop.
verb
to push, stuff etc. He tucked his shirt into his trousers.
tuck in
1. to gather bedclothes etc closely round. I said goodnight and tucked him in.
2. to eat greedily or with enjoyment. They sat down to breakfast and started to tuck in straight away.
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