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It Has 4 letters ( t u c k )         1 vowels ( u )         3 consonants ( t c k )         Word on the contrary kcut

Which the Definition/Meaning of tuck in categoryENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 1
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English - Etymology 1

From Middle English _tuken, touken_ (“to torment, to stretch (cloth)”), from Old English _tūcian_ (“to torment, vex”) and Middle Dutch _tucken_ (“to tuck”), both from Proto-Germanic _*teuh-_, _*teug-_ (“to draw, pull”) (compare also _*tukkōną_), from Proto-Indo-European _*dewk-_ (“to pull”). Akin to Old High German _zucchen_ (“to snatch, tug”), _zuchôn_ (“to jerk”), Old English _tēon_ (“to draw, pull, train”). More at touch. VERB TUCK (_third-person singular simple present_ TUCKS, _present participle_ TUCKING, _simple past and past participle_ TUCKED) * (transitive) To pull or gather up (an item of fabric). [From 14thc.] * (transitive) To push into a snug position; to place somewhere safe or somewhat hidden. [From 1580s.] _TUCK in your shirt.  I TUCKED in the sheet.  He TUCKED the $10 bill into his shirt pocket._ * 1907, Robert W. Chambers, chapter I, _The Younger Set_: It was flood-tide along Fifth Avenue; motor, brougham, and victoria swept by on the glittering current; pretty women glanced out from limousine and tonneau; young men of his own type, silk-hatted, frock-coated, the crooks of their walking sticks TUCKED up under their left arms, passed on the Park side. * (intransitive, often with "in" or "into") To eat; to consume. [From 1780s.] * (ergative) To fit neatly. _The sofa TUCKS nicely into that corner.  Kenwood House is TUCKED into a corner of Hampstead Heath._ * To curl into a ball; to fold up and hold one's legs. _The diver TUCKED, flipped, and opened up at the last moment._ * To sew folds; to make a tuck or tucks in. _to TUCK a dress_ * To full, as cloth. * (LGBT, of a drag queen, transwoman, etc.) To conceal one’s genitals, as with a gaff or by fastening them down with adhesive tape. _Honey, have you TUCKED today? We don’t wanna see anything nasty down there._ * (when playing scales on piano keys) To keep the thumb in position while moving the rest of the hand over it to continue playing keys that are outside the thumb. ANTONYMS * untuck DERIVED TERMS * tuck away * tuck in * tuck into * nip and tuck TRANSLATIONS NOUN TUCK (_plural_ TUCKS) * An act of TUCKING; a pleat or fold. [From late 14thC.] * (sewing) A fold in fabric that has been stitched in place from end to end, as to reduce the overall dimension of the fabric piece. * A curled position. * (medicine, surgery) A plastic surgery technique to remove excess skin. * (music, piano, when playing scales on piano keys) The act of keeping the thumb in position while moving the rest of the hand over it to continue playing keys that are outside the thumb. * (diving) A curled position, with the shins held towards the body. RELATED TERMS * tucker

From Middle English tuken, touken (to torment, to stretch (cloth)), from Old English tūcian (to torment, vex) and Middle Dutch tucken (to tuck), both from Proto-Germanic *teuh-, *teug- (to draw, pull) (compare also *tukkōną), from Proto-Indo-European *dewk- (to pull). Akin to Old High German zucchen (to snatch, tug), zuchôn (to jerk), Old English tēon (to draw, pull, train). More at touch.

Verb

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

  1. (transitive) To pull or gather up (an item of fabric). [From 14thc.]
  2. (transitive) To push into a snug position; to place somewhere safe or somewhat hidden. [From 1580s.]
    Tuck in your shirt.  I tucked in the sheet.  He tucked the $10 bill into his shirt pocket.
  3. (intransitive, often with "in" or "into") To eat; to consume. [From 1780s.]
  4. (ergative) To fit neatly.
    The sofa tucks nicely into that corner.  Kenwood House is tucked into a corner of Hampstead Heath.
  5. To curl into a ball; to fold up and hold one's legs.
    The diver tucked, flipped, and opened up at the last moment.
  6. To sew folds; to make a tuck or tucks in.
    to tuck a dress
  7. To full, as cloth.
  8. (LGBT, of a drag queen, transwoman, etc.) To conceal one’s genitals, as with a gaff or by fastening them down with adhesive tape.
    Honey, have you tucked today? We don’t wanna see anything nasty down there.
  9. (when playing scales on piano keys) To keep the thumb in position while moving the rest of the hand over it to continue playing keys that are outside the thumb.
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Noun

tuck (plural tucks)

  1. An act of tucking; a pleat or fold. [From late 14thC.]
  2. (sewing) A fold in fabric that has been stitched in place from end to end, as to reduce the overall dimension of the fabric piece.
  3. A curled position.
  4. (medicine, surgery) A plastic surgery technique to remove excess skin.
  5. (music, piano, when playing scales on piano keys) The act of keeping the thumb in position while moving the rest of the hand over it to continue playing keys that are outside the thumb.
  6. (diving) A curled position, with the shins held towards the body.
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Which the Definition/Meaning of tuck in categoryENGLISH - PRONUNCIATION
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English - Pronunciation

* IPA(key): /tʰʌk/ * Rhymes: -ʌk

  • IPA(key): /tʰʌk/
  • Rhymes: -ʌk

Which the Definition/Meaning of tuck in categoryENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 2
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English - Etymology 2

From Old French _estoc_ (“rapier”), from Italian _stocco_ (“a truncheon, a short sword”) NOUN TUCK (_plural_ TUCKS) * (archaic) A rapier, a sword. * 1663, _Hudibras_, by Samuel Butler, part 1, canto 2 [...] with force he labour'd / To free's blade from retentive scabbard; / And after many a painful pluck, / From rusty durance he bail'd TUCK [...] (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?) * Sir Walter Scott He wore large hose, and a TUCK, as it was then called, or rapier, of tremendous length. TRANSLATIONS

From Old French estoc (rapier), from Italian stocco (a truncheon, a short sword)

Noun

tuck (plural tucks)

  1. (archaic) A rapier, a sword.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)
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Which the Definition/Meaning of tuck in categoryENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 3
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English - Etymology 3

Compare _tocsin_. NOUN TUCK (_plural_ TUCKS) * The beat of a drum.

Compare tocsin.

Noun

tuck (plural tucks)

  1. The beat of a drum.

Which the Definition/Meaning of tuck in categoryENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 4
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English - Etymology 4

Old Provençal _tuc_ (“uncooked”). NOUN TUCK (_uncountable_) * Food, especially snack food. DERIVED TERMS * tuck shop * tuck box * tuck in

Old Provençal tuc (uncooked).

Noun

tuck (uncountable)

  1. Food, especially snack food.
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Which the Definition/Meaning of tuck in categoryMANX - VERB
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Manx - Verb

TUCK (_verbal noun_ TUCKAL, _past participle_ TUCKIT) * to full (cloth) SYNONYMS * walk * giallee

tuck (verbal noun tuckal, past participle tuckit)

  1. to full (cloth)

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