Definition of tuck
- tuck in your shirt
- a cottage tucked away in the hill
- tucked away a big lunch
She hadn't sealed the envelope, but had simply tucked in the flap.
Instead of tying his shoes, he just tucked the laces inside.
The sheets were tucked tightly under the mattress.
A bag was tucked under her arm.
She tucked her hair up under her hat.
The dog tucked its tail between its legs and slinked away.
The bird slept with its head tucked under its wing.
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
: to push the end of (something, such as a piece of cloth or paper) into or behind something in order to hold it in place, make it look neat, etc.
: to put (something) in a particular place usually to hide it, hold it, or make it safe
: to eat with pleasure
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