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ruck

noun \ ˈrək \

Definition of ruck

1 a : the usual run of persons or things : generality
  • trying to rise above the ruck
  • —Richard Holt
b : an indistinguishable gathering : jumble
2 : the persons or things following the vanguard
  • finished the race in the ruck

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Origin and Etymology of ruck

Middle English, heap, pile, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse hraukr rick — more at rick


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ruck

verb

Definition of ruck

Origin and Etymology of ruck

ruck, noun, wrinkle



RUCK Defined for English Language Learners

ruck

noun

Definition of ruck for English Language Learners

  • rugby : a group of players who are trying to get the ball while it is on the ground

  • the ruck : ordinary or normal people or events

  • : a fight especially among a group of people


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