Definitions for: Tuck

[n] a narrow flattened pleat or fold that is stitched in place
[n] (British) eatables (especially sweets)
[v] draw fabric together and sew it tightly
[v] fit snugly into
[v] make a tuck or several folds in; "tuck the fabric"
[v] pull up or draw into a fold; "tuck the sheets"

Webster (1913) Definition: Tuck, n. [F. estoc; cf. It. stocco; both of German
origin, and akin to E. stock. See Stock.]
A long, narrow sword; a rapier. [Obs.] --Shak.

He wore large hose, and a tuck, as it was then called,
or rapier, of tremendous length. --Sir W. Scot.

Tuck, n. [Cf. Tocsin.]
The beat of a drum. --Scot.

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.

2. To make a tuck or tucks in; as, to tuck a dress.

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.

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

Tuck, v. i.
To contract; to draw together. [Obs.]

Tuck, n.
1. A horizontal sewed fold, such as is made in a garment, to
shorten it; a plait.

2. A small net used for taking fish from a larger one; --
called also tuck-net.

3. A pull; a lugging. [Obs.] See Tug. --Life of A. Wood.

4. (Naut.) The part of a vessel where the ends of the bottom
planks meet under the stern.

5. Food; pastry; sweetmeats. [Slang] --T. Hughes.

Synonyms: gather, insert, pucker

See Also: arrange, comestible, dart, eatable, edible, enclose, fold, fold up, inclose, pabulum, plait, pleat, run up, set up, sew, sew together, shut in, stitch, turn up, victual, victuals

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