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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theytuck away
he/she/ittucks away
present participletucking away
past tensetucked away
past participletucked away
  1. 1
    to put something in a place where it is not easy to find or to see

    The sugar is tucked away on the top shelf.

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  2. 2
    to put money in a safe place so that you can use it later

    I bet Grandma's got quite a bit tucked away.

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  3. 4
    be tucked away if a building is tucked away somewhere, it is in a quiet place away from other people or buildings

    The cabin was tucked away in the woods behind the hills.

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