tuck1 [tuk]
[ME tuken < MDu tucken, to tuck & OE tucian, to ill-treat, lit., to tug, akin to Ger zucken, to jerk: for IE base see TUG]
1. to pull up or gather up in a fold or folds; draw together so as to make shorter [to tuck up one's skirt for wading]
2. to sew a fold or folds in (a garment)
a) to thrust the edges of (a sheet, napkin, shirt, etc.) under or in, in order to make secure: usually with up, in, etc.
b) to cover or wrap snugly in or as in this way [to tuck a baby in bed]
4. to put or press snugly into a small space; cram; fit [to tuck shoes in a suitcase]
a) to put into an empty or convenient place
b) to put into a secluded or isolated spot [a cabin tucked in the hills]
6. to put (one's legs) in the position of a TUCK1 (n. 3)
1. to draw together; pucker
2. to make tucks
1. a sewed fold in a garment, for shortening or decoration
2. the part of a ship under the stern where the ends of the bottom planks meet
3. a position of the body, esp. in diving, in which the knees are drawn up tightly to the chest
4. [Brit. Slang] food; esp., sweets: used mainly by schoolchildren
5. Informal plastic surgery, esp. for cosmetic reasons, in which excess skin or fat is removed from the lower abdomen, from around the eyes, etc.
tuck away
1. to eat (something) heartily
2. to put aside or apart, as for future use
tuck in
1. to pull in or contract (one's chin, stomach, etc.)
2. Chiefly Brit. to eat (something) heartily
tuck into
Chiefly Brit. to eat heartily
tuck2 [tuk]
[Fr estoc < OFr estoquier < MDu stocken, to stick, pierce, poke < stok: see STOCK]
Archaic a rapier
tuck3 [tuk, to͞ok]
[ME tukken < NormFr toker, toquer, var. of OFr toucher, to TOUCH]
Scot. to beat or tap (a drum)
a beat or tap, as on a drum
☆ tuck4 [tuk ]
short for TUXEDO

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  • tuck|in — «TUHK IHN», noun. British Slang. a hearty meal; feast: »One good tuckin won t give you an ulcer (Scottish Sunday Express). ╂[< tuck1 eatables + in] tuck in «TUHK IHN», adjective, noun. –adj. that can or should be tucked in: »a tuck in blouse… …   Useful english dictionary

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