tuck in

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

See tuck (1).

Verb[edit]

to tuck in (third-person singular simple present tucks in, present participle tucking in, simple past and past participle tucked in)

  1. (transitive) To pull the blankets or duvet up over (someone in bed); to put (someone) to bed.
    She tucked in her young son and turned out the light.
  2. (transitive) To push the fabric at the bottom of a shirt under the pants.
  3. (transitive, soccer) To score from with a casual motion
    • 2011 September 24, Arindam Rej, “Liverpool 2 - 1 Wolverhampton”, BBC Sport:
      And although Steven Fletcher cut the deficit for Wolves, tucking in Stephen Hunt's cross, the home side held on.

Translations[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

See tuck (4).

Verb[edit]

to tuck in (third-person singular simple present tucks in, present participle tucking in, simple past and past participle tucked in)

  1. (intransitive) To start to eat.
    Tuck in, before the food goes cold.
Related terms[edit]

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