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verb [transitive]     tuck pronunciation in American English
Word Forms
present tense
present participletucking
past tensetucked
past participletucked
  1. 1
    to put something in a particular place, especially in order to keep it safe or hidden

    He had a newspaper tucked under his arm.

    tuck something behind/into/under something:

    She tucked her glasses in her pocket.

    1. a.
      to put an arm, leg, or other part of your body into a position where it is not sticking out or sticking up

      Keep your elbows tucked firmly into your sides.

  2. 2
    to make a fold in a piece of clothing and sew it, either for decoration or to make the clothing tighter
    1. a.
      informal if a part of someone’s body is tucked, they have plastic surgery to make their skin tighter and make them look younger or thinner

      I’ve been thinking about having my tummy tucked.



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