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Definition of Tuck


  1. A long, narrow sword; a rapier.
  2. The beat of a drum.
  3. To draw up; to shorten; to fold under; to press into a narrower compass; as, to tuck the bedclothes in; to tuck up one's sleeves.
  4. To make a tuck or tucks in; as, to tuck a dress.
  5. To inclose; to put within; to press into a close place; as, to tuck a child into a bed; to tuck a book under one's arm, or into a pocket.
  6. To full, as cloth.
  7. To contract; to draw together.
  8. A horizontal sewed fold, such as is made in a garment, to shorten it; a plait.
  9. A small net used for taking fish from a larger one; -- called also tuck-net.
  10. A pull; a lugging.
  11. The part of a vessel where the ends of the bottom planks meet under the stern.
  12. Food; pastry; sweetmeats.

Tuck Quotations

It's difficult to admit to ourselves that we suffer. We feel humiliated, like we should have been able to control our pain. If someone else is suffering, we like to tuck them away, out of sight. It's a cruel, cruel conditioning. There is no controlling the unfolding of life.
Sharon Salzberg

I always felt, even before I got pregnant, that it's better to accentuate your curves. A lot of women try to tuck their butt in or kind of slouch because they're trying to hide. Obviously, you can't suck it in, but it's important to really show off the belly.
Marisa Miller

How absurd that our students tuck their cell phones, BlackBerrys, iPads, and iPods into their backpacks when they enter a classroom and pull out a tattered textbook.
Eli Broad

I had a friend whose family had dinner together. The mother would tuck you in at night and make breakfast in the morning. They even had a spare bike for a friend. It just seemed so amazing to me.
Moon Unit Zappa

Some otherwise sane scientists have seriously proposed that we tuck this deadly garbage under the edges of drifting continents but how can they be sure the moving land masses will climb over the waste and not just push it forward?
David R. Brower
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Tuck Translations

tuck in Spanish is alforza
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