Meaning of tuck
- to put into a small, close, or concealing place: Tuck the money into your wallet.
- to thrust in the loose end or edge of (a garment, covering, etc.) so as to hold closely in place (usually fol. by in, up, under, etc.): Tuck in your blouse. Tuck the edge of the sheet under the mattress.
- to cover snugly in or as if in this manner: She tucked the children into bed.
- to pull up into a fold or folds; draw up into a folded arrangement (usually fol. by in, up, etc.): to tuck up one's skirts; to tuck one's knees under one's chin.
- to sew tucks in.
- to pass (a strand) above or below another one.
- to eat or drink (usually fol. by in, away, etc.): He tucked away a big meal.
- to draw together; contract; pucker.
- to make tucks.
- to fit securely or snugly: a bed that tucks into the corner.
- to eat with gusto: We tucked into a roast beef dinner.
- something tucked or folded in.
- a fold, or one of a series of folds, made by doubling cloth upon itself and stitching parallel with the edge of the fold, used for decoration or for shortening or fitting a garment.
- a body position in which the head is lowered and the thighs held against the chest with the knees bent and the arms locked around the shins. Cf.(def. 10),.
- a crouch in which the ski poles are held close to the chest, extending back under the arms and parallel to the ground, as to maximize speed downhill.
- a plastic surgery operation: a tummy tuck.
- the part of a vessel where the after ends of the outside planking or plating unite at the sternpost.
- (in tying knots) the operation of passing one strand above or below another.
— n. Informal.
— n. Archaic.
- a rapier or estoc.
— n. Chiefly Scot.
- a drumbeat or the sound of one beat on a drum.
- tuck (Thesaurus)