tuck in

phrasal verb
tucked in; tucking in; tucks in

Definition of tuck in

: to make (someone, such as a child) secure in bed by tucking the edges of sheets, blankets, etc. under the mattress

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“Tuck in.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tuck%20in. Accessed 21 November 2019.

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