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"tuck" in British English

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tuckverb [T usually + adv/prep]

uk   us   /tʌk/
to put something into a ​safe or ​convenientplace: Tuck ​yourgloves inyourpocket so that you don't ​lose them. She had a ​doll tucked under her ​arm. Eventually I ​found the ​certificate tucked under a ​pile of ​oldbills. Tuck ​yourchair in (= put it so that the ​seat of it is under the ​table) so that no one ​trips over it.

tucknoun

uk   us   /tʌk/
(Definition of tuck from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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tuckverb [T always + adv/prep]

 us   /tʌk/
to ​push the ​endsclothing or ​materialtightly into ​place: He tucked the ​sheet under the ​mattress. [M] Richard ​needs to tuck in his ​shirt. If you tuck ​part of ​yourbody, you ​hold it in a ​particularposition: She ​sat with her ​legs tucked under her. [M] Tuck ​yourtummy in.
to put something into a ​safe or ​convenientplace: She tucked her ​doll under her ​arm. I ​found the ​pictures tucked away in a ​box.
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(Definition of tuck from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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