Tuck Tuck, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tucked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tucking}.] [OE. tukken, LG. tukken to pull up, tuck up, entice; akin to OD. tocken to entice, G. zucken to draw with a short and quick motion, and E. tug. See {Tug}.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster]

2. To make a tuck or tucks in; as, to tuck a dress. [1913 Webster]

3. 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. [1913 Webster]

4. [Perhaps originally, to strike, beat: cf. F. toquer to touch. Cf. {Tocsin}.] To full, as cloth. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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