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tuckverb [T always + adv/prep]

us   /tʌk/
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.
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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"tuck" in British English

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tuckverb [T usually + adv/prep]

uk   /tʌk/ us   /tʌk/
to put something into a safe or convenient place: Tuck your gloves in your pocket 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 old bills. Tuck your chair in (= put it so that the seat of it is under the table) so that no one trips over it.

tucknoun

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