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1. One that tucks, especially an attachment on a sewing machine for making tucks.
2. A piece of linen or frill of lace formerly worn by women around the neck and shoulders.
3. Chiefly Australian Food.
tr.v. tuck·ered, tuck·er·ing, tuck·ers Informal
To make weary; exhaust. Usually used with out.
[Perhaps from tuck.]
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1. a person or thing that tucks
2. (Clothing & Fashion) a detachable yoke of lace, linen, etc, often white, worn over the breast, as of a low-cut dress
3. (Knitting & Sewing) an attachment on a sewing machine used for making tucks at regular intervals
4. (Cookery) old-fashioned Austral and NZ an informal word for food
informal chiefly (usually foll by: out) US and Canadian to weary or tire completely
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. a person or thing that tucks.
2. a piece of fine fabric, as linen or lace, formerly worn by women around the neck and shoulders.
3. Australian. food.
to tire; exhaust (often fol. by out).
[1825–35, Amer.; appar. derivative of tuck1; compare dial. tucked-up (of a horse or dog) shrunken from hunger, emaciated]
Richard, 1915–75, U.S. operatic tenor.
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Past participle: tuckered
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|Noun||1.||Tucker - United States anarchist influential before World War I (1854-1939)|
|2.||Tucker - United States vaudevillian (born in Russia) noted for her flamboyant performances (1884-1966)|
|3.||tucker - a sewer who tucks |
sewer - someone who sews; "a sewer of fine gowns"
|4.||tucker - a detachable yoke of linen or lace worn over the breast of a low-cut dress|
yoke - fabric comprising a fitted part at the top of a garment
|Verb||1.||tucker - wear out completely; "This kind of work exhausts me"; "I'm beat"; "He was all washed up after the exam"|
wear down, wear out, wear upon, weary, tire out, fatigue, jade, outwear, tire, wear - exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress; "We wore ourselves out on this hike"
frazzle - exhaust physically or emotionally; "She was frazzled after the visit of her in-laws"
play - exhaust by allowing to pull on the line; "play a hooked fish"
kill - tire out completely; "The daily stress of her work is killing her"
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tucker[ˈtʌkər] n (mainly Australian) (= food) → bouffe f tuckered out [ˌtʌkərdˈaʊt] adj (mainly US) → crevé(e) tuck shop tuck-shop n (British) petite boutique où les écoliers peuvent acheter des pâtisseries, des bonbons etc
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
vt (US inf) → fertigmachen (inf)
n (esp Austral) → Proviant m
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