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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


Synonymsrapier


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


Synonymsinsert


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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