Definition of “tuck” - English Dictionary

“tuck” in British English

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tuckverb [ T usually + adv/prep ]

uk /tʌk/ us /tʌk/

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

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 Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“tuck” in American English

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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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(Definition of “tuck” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)