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. See More
Recent Examples on the Web
Small styling tweaks, however, helped bring the minimalist ensembles to life: One point of a shirt’s collar peeked outside a blazer while the other stayed hidden; silver belt buckles shone; loosely, almost lazily, a sweater was tucked into flowy trousers.—Vincent Boucher, WSJ, 21 Sep. 2023 Kaia Gerber and Austin Butler Enjoy a Birthday Lunch Date in Los Angeles
Gerber had a small black handbag tucked under her arm and also wore a pair of Adidas Samba sneakers.—Escher Walcott, Peoplemag, 20 Sep. 2023 She was astonished to find sheet upon sheet of verse, some bound together with string, tucked away in a bureau.—Martha Ackmann, The Atlantic, 20 Sep. 2023 On Tuesday, to mark the final day of London Fashion Week, the cavernous show space of the Old Selfridges Hotel—tucked just around the back of the former department store—was transformed for the last time this season.—Liam Hess, Vogue, 20 Sep. 2023 After nearly 50 years in Quincy, the Zildjian company moved to its present location, tucked away on a back road behind a residential neighborhood here on the South Shore.—James Sullivan, BostonGlobe.com, 19 Sep. 2023 Her silky hair was parted deep to the left side, and her hair was tucked behind her ear on the right side, leaving the rest of her dark hair to fall over part of her face.—Gabi Thorne, Allure, 15 Sep. 2023 There were children in Barbie T-shirts, two anxious moms with toddlers on leashes, a man with a baby on his back and a doll tucked into his waistband, a woman with an American flag backpack.—Julie Turkewitz Federico Rios, New York Times, 14 Sep. 2023 Well, tucked within the plant in the decorative plastic pot are Enviroscent non-toxic scent stix.—Megan Boettcher, Better Homes & Gardens, 10 Sep. 2023
Patients with a significant amount of excess skin in addition to the diastasis may need a full tummy tuck, in which the muscle is tightened, extra skin is removed, and the belly button is relocated to a new position within the abdominal skin.—Alesandra Dubin, Parents, 6 Sep. 2023 She’s based in Northern Kentucky, and her work days are filled with the bread and butter procedures that typify aesthetic surgery: breast implants, tummy tucks, blepharoplasties, and liposuction.—Parizaad Khan Sethi, Allure, 24 Aug. 2023 And in a pair of randomized trials, patients given a high dose of the oral medication after bunion surgery or abdominoplasty (a tummy tuck) reported less pain than those given a placebo.—Jonathan Wosen, STAT, 2 Aug. 2023 In the image, Vonn is in a downhill tuck—which, for non-ski fans roughly translates to bent over with her butt in the air.—Hannah Dylan Pasternak, SELF, 19 July 2023 Wide gold ribbon tucks between branches to fill in spaces.—Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 14 Aug. 2023 With five layers of tights and an expert tuck, Coronel transforms himself from a shy call center agent into a stand-in for arguably the world’s biggest living pop icon.—Regine Cabato, Washington Post, 21 July 2023 Even so, women cross the border from Brownsville, Texas, every day to visit clinics in Matamoros offering liposuction and cosmetic procedures known as tummy tucks and Brazilian butt lifts.—Jacey Fortin, New York Times, 17 Apr. 2023 Retailing chain Target also has received blowback for selling tuck swimsuits as part of Pride Month, and is believed to be a factor in its stock price hitting multiyear lows.—Bychristiaan Hetzner, Fortune, 5 June 2023 See More
These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'tuck.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.
Middle English tuken to mistreat, finish (cloth) by stretching and beating, tuck, from Old English tūcian to mistreat; akin to Old High German zuhhen to jerk, Old English togian to pull — more at tow