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tuck

tuck

 
 
pronunciation:
tuhk
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
features:
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: tucked, tucking, tucks
definition 1: to gather up and push in or turn under the loose end or edge of (a shirt, blanket, or the like) so as to secure (often fol. by in, up, or the like).
similar words:
gather, insert, neaten, put, smooth, stick, stuff
definition 2: to place in a snug or secure spot.
She tucked the list into her pocket.
synonyms:
stow
similar words:
conceal, cram, embed, hide, insert, place, put, secrete, stick, stuff
definition 3: to cover snugly with bedclothes.
It's time to tuck the children into bed.
similar words:
cover, enwrap, muffle, swaddle, swathe
definition 4: to pull or gather up into or as into a fold or folds (usu. fol. by in, up, or the like).
synonyms:
fold
similar words:
crease, crinkle, double, gather, pucker, ruffle, wrinkle
definition 5: to stitch a fold or folds in.
synonyms:
gather
similar words:
hem, plait, pleat
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to make folds or tucks in something.
similar words:
crinkle, fold, pucker
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: something that has been folded or tucked.
synonyms:
fold
similar words:
crease, crinkle, flap, gather, pinch, pucker, ruffle, wrinkle
definition 2: a flat fold or pleat stitched in place in a garment.
synonyms:
fold, plait, pleat
similar words:
hem
definition 3: an act of tucking.
synonyms:
fold
similar words:
gathering, insertion
definition 4: a body position with the knees close to the chest, used in some sports such as skiing and diving.
similar words:
stoop
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