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phrasal verb
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theytuck in
he/she/ittucks in
present participletucking in
past tensetucked in
past participletucked in
  1. 1
    [transitive] to put a child into bed and make sure that they are warm and comfortable by covering them well
    I’ll be right upstairs to tuck you in.
  2. 2
    [intransitive] British informal to eat food with enthusiasm because you like it or because you are hungry
    Everybody tuck in before it gets cold!
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  3. 3
    to put the end of something such as a piece of clothing under or behind another piece in order to make it neat
    You can wear it loose or tucked in with a belt.
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