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Meaning of TUCK

Pronunciation:  tuk

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a narrow flattened pleat or fold that is stitched in place
  2. [n]  (British) eatables (especially sweets)
  3. [v]  draw fabric together and sew it tightly
  4. [v]  fit snugly into
  5. [v]  make a tuck or several folds in; "tuck the fabric"
  6. [v]  pull up or draw into a fold; "tuck the sheets"

TUCK is a 4 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: gather, insert, pucker
 See Also: arrange, comestible, dart, eatable, edible, enclose, fold, fold up, inclose, pabulum, plait, pleat, run up, set up, sew, sew together, shut in, stitch, turn up, victual, victuals



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Tuck\, n. [F. estoc; cf. It. stocco; both of German
    origin, and akin to E. stock. See {Stock}.]
    A long, narrow sword; a rapier. [Obs.] --Shak.
          He wore large hose, and a tuck, as it was then called,
          or rapier, of tremendous length.         --Sir W. Scot.
  2. \Tuck\, n. [Cf. {Tocsin}.]
    The beat of a drum. --Scot.
  3. \Tuck\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tucked}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Tucking}.] [OE. tukken, LG. tukken to pull up, tuck up,
    entice; akin to OD. tocken to entice, G. zucken to draw with
    a short and quick motion, and E. tug. See {Tug}.]
    1. To draw up; to shorten; to fold under; to press into a
       narrower compass; as, to tuck the bedclothes in; to tuck
       up one's sleeves.
    2. To make a tuck or tucks in; as, to tuck a dress.
    3. To inclose; to put within; to press into a close place;
       as, to tuck a child into a bed; to tuck a book under one's
       arm, or into a pocket.
    4. [Perhaps originally, to strike, beat: cf. F. toquer to
       touch. Cf. {Tocsin}.] To full, as cloth. [Prov. Eng.]
  4. \Tuck\, v. i.
    To contract; to draw together. [Obs.]
  5. \Tuck\, n.
    1. A horizontal sewed fold, such as is made in a garment, to
       shorten it; a plait.
    2. A small net used for taking fish from a larger one; --
       called also {tuck-net}.
    3. A pull; a lugging. [Obs.] See {Tug}. --Life of A. Wood.
    4. (Naut.) The part of a vessel where the ends of the bottom
       planks meet under the stern.
    5. Food; pastry; sweetmeats. [Slang] --T. Hughes.