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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theytuck into
he/she/ittucks into
present participletucking into
past tensetucked into
past participletucked into
  1. 1
    tuck someone into something to put a child into bed and make sure that they are warm and comfortable by covering them well

    He fed the children and tucked them into bed.

  2. 2
    tuck into something British informal to eat food with enthusiasm because you like it or because you are hungry

    I tucked into bacon and eggs and fried bread.

  3. 3
    tuck something into something to put the end of something such as a piece of clothing under or behind another piece in order to make it tidy

    He straightened the shirt and tucked it into his trousers.

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