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English noun: tuck

1. tuck (food) eatables (especially sweets)

Broader (hypernym)comestible, eatable, edible, pabulum, victual, victuals

Domain regionBritain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

2. tuck (attribute) (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

Broader (hypernym)attitude, position, posture

Domain categoryathletics, sport

3. tuck (artifact) a narrow flattened pleat or fold that is stitched in place

Broader (hypernym)plait, pleat

Narrower (hyponym)dart

4. tuck (artifact) a straight sword with a narrow blade and two edges


Broader (hypernym)blade, brand, steel, sword

English verb: tuck

1. tuck (contact) fit snugly into

SamplesInsert your ticket into the slot.
Tuck your shirttail in.

ExamplesThey tuck the books into the box


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)close in, enclose, inclose, shut in

2. tuck (contact) make a tuck or several folds in

SamplesTuck the fabric.
Tuck in the sheet.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)fold, fold up, turn up

3. tuck (contact) draw together into folds or puckers

Synonymsgather, pucker

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)run up, sew, sew together, stitch

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