tuck up

phrasal verb

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

Examples of tuck up in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Despite several notable midcentury homes in Los Angeles having been razed in recent months, this meticulously restored residence tucked up into Benedict Canyon still stands. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 7 May 2024 Also on this floor, the primary is decked out with another inglenook fireplace, a dressing area, and a huge bathroom with a marble walk-in shower, while two additional bedrooms and baths, plus a third room that could be configured as an office or bedroom, are tucked up on the third floor. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 26 Apr. 2024 Among the children was Gazal Bakr, a four-year-old wearing a miniature maroon Adidas tracksuit, its left pant leg tucked up into the elastic waistband. Eliza Griswold, The New Yorker, 21 Mar. 2024 John Timmer When not in use, the kickstand tucks up out of the way against the frame. John Timmer, Ars Technica, 20 May 2023 The knee is tucked up in the feathers out of sight and articulates the same way a human knee does. Paul M. Sutter, Discover Magazine, 21 Nov. 2023 Rather than a standard kickstand, the G4 comes with a pair of legs that tuck up neatly against the frame when not in use. John Timmer, Ars Technica, 20 May 2023

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“Tuck up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tuck%20up. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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