tuck into

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to tuck into (phrasal verb)

  1. (transitive) To eat, especially with gusto.
    • 1839, Charles Dickens, Nicholas Nickleby, ch. 39:
      If you'll just let little Wackford tuck into something fat, I'll be obliged to you.
    • 1983 Nov. 28, Pico Iyer, "Battling "Spiritual Pollution"," Time:
      Well-heeled tourists tuck into French cuisine at Cardin's elegant new Maxim's de Pékin.

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