AskDefine | Define tuck

Dictionary Definition



1 eatables (especially sweets)
2 (sports) a bodily position adopted in some sports (such as diving or skiing) in which the knees are bent and the thighs are drawn close to the chest
3 a narrow flattened pleat or fold that is stitched in place
4 a straight sword with a narrow blade and two edges [syn: rapier]


1 fit snugly into; "insert your ticket into the slot"; "tuck your shirtail in" [syn: insert]
2 make a tuck or several folds in; "tuck the fabric"; "tuck in the sheet"
3 draw fabric together and sew it tightly [syn: gather, pucker]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. to push in one material under another - as in "tuck in your shirt" or "I tucked in my shirt" etc
  2. to eat food
  3. to curl into a ball; to fold up and hold one's legs.
    The diver tucked, flipped, and opened up at the last moment.

Derived terms



  1. snack food. Derived from the expression "to tuck in food" meaning "to eat up", "to guzzle".
  2. A curled position.

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