tuck up

Definition of tuck up

chiefly British

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

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to push in the loose end of so as to hold tightly

    :  to cover by tucking in bedclothes

    :  to put into a snug often concealing or isolating place

  1. :  a fold stitched into cloth to shorten, decorate, or control fullness

    :  a cosmetic surgical operation for the removal of excess skin or fat from a body part

    :  a body position (as in diving) in which the knees are bent, the thighs drawn tightly to the chest, and the hands clasped around the shins

  1. :  a sound of or as if of a drumbeat

  1. :  vigor, energy

  1. :  rapier

  1. :  in or into a higher position or level

    :  away from the center of the earth

    :  from beneath the ground or water to the surface

  1. :  risen above the horizon

    :  standing

    :  being out of bed

  1. : used as a function word to indicate motion to or toward or situation at a higher point of

    :  up into or in the

    :  in a direction regarded as being toward or near the upper end or part of

  1. :  one in a high or advantageous position

    :  an upward slope

    :  a period or state of prosperity or success

  1. :  to rise from a lying or sitting position

    :  to move upward :  ascend

    : used with and and another verb to indicate that the action of the following verb was either surprisingly or abruptly initiated

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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