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English definition of “tuck”

tuck

verb [T always + adv/prep]  /tʌk/ us  

tuck verb [T always + adv/prep] (MAKE TIGHT)

to push the ends clothing or material tightly into place: He tucked the sheet under the mattress. [M] Richard needs to tuck in his shirt. If you tuck part of your body, you hold it in a particular position: She sat with her legs tucked under her. [M] Tuck your tummy in.

tuck verb [T always + adv/prep] (STORE SAFELY)

to put something into a safe or convenient place: She tucked her doll under her arm. I found the pictures tucked away in a box.
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