Associations to the word «Tuck»
TUCK, verb. (transitive) To pull or gather up (an item of fabric). [From 14thc.]
TUCK, verb. (transitive) To push into a snug position; to place somewhere safe or somewhat hidden. [From 1580s.]
TUCK, verb. (intransitive) (often with "in" or "into") To eat; to consume. [From 1780s.]
TUCK, verb. (ergative) To fit neatly.
TUCK, verb. To curl into a ball; to fold up and hold one's legs.
TUCK, verb. To sew folds; to make a tuck or tucks in.
TUCK, verb. To full, as cloth.
TUCK, verb. (LGBT) (of a drag queen, trans woman, etc.) To conceal one’s genitals, as with a gaff or by fastening them down with adhesive tape.
TUCK, verb. (when playing scales on piano keys) To keep the thumb in position while moving the rest of the hand over it to continue playing keys that are outside the thumb.
TUCK, noun. An act of tucking; a pleat or fold. [From late 14thC.]
TUCK, noun. (sewing) A fold in fabric that has been stitched in place from end to end, as to reduce the overall dimension of the fabric piece.
TUCK, noun. A curled position.
TUCK, noun. (medicine) (surgery) A plastic surgery technique to remove excess skin.
TUCK, noun. (music) (piano) (when playing scales on piano keys) The act of keeping the thumb in position while moving the rest of the hand over it to continue playing keys that are outside the thumb.
TUCK, noun. (diving) A curled position, with the shins held towards the body.
TUCK, noun. (archaic) A rapier, a sword.
TUCK, noun. The beat of a drum.
TUCK, noun. Food, especially snack food.
TUCK BOX, noun. (chiefly British) (dated) a hamper, taken to boarding school by students, containing food (such as confectionery) provided by parents
TUCK BOXES, noun. Plural of tuck box
TUCK IN, verb. (transitive) To pull the blankets or duvet up over (someone in bed); to put (someone) to bed.
TUCK IN, verb. (transitive) To push the fabric at the bottom of a shirt under the pants.
TUCK IN, verb. (transitive) (soccer) To score from with a casual motion
TUCK IN, verb. (intransitive) To start to eat.
TUCK INTO, verb. (transitive) To eat, especially with gusto.
TUCK POINTING, noun. (masonry) The finishing of joints along the center lines with a narrow ridge of putty or fine lime mortar.
TUCK SHOP, noun. (UK) (Australia) (New Zealand) a shop selling confectionery, especially one in or near a school.
TUCK SHOPS, noun. Plural of tuck shop
TUCK, noun. Eatables (especially sweets).
TUCK, noun. (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.
TUCK, noun. A narrow flattened pleat or fold that is stitched in place.
TUCK, noun. A straight sword with a narrow blade and two edges.
TUCK, verb. Fit snugly into; "insert your ticket into the slot"; "tuck your shirttail in".
TUCK, verb. Make a tuck or several folds in; "tuck the fabric"; "tuck in the sheet".
TUCK, verb. Draw together into folds or puckers.
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