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tuck /tʌk/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- nếp gấp lên (ở quần áo, để cho ngắn bớt)
- (từ lóng) đồ ăn, bánh kẹo
- ngoại động từ
- gấp nếp, gấp lên (quần áo..., cho ngắn bớt)
- đút vào, nhét vào, bỏ vào, thu vào, rúc vào
- to tuck something in one's pocket: đút cái gì vào túi
- the bird tucked its head under its wing: con chim rúc đầu vào cánh
- nội động từ
- to tuck away
- cất kín, giấu đi một chỗ, để riêng ra
- to tuck something away in the drawer: cất kín cái gì trong ngăn kéo
- (đùa cợt) ăn, chén
- to tuck away a good dinner: chén một bữa ngon
- to tuck one's shirt in: nhét sơ mi vào trong quần
- (thông tục) (+ at) ăn ngon lành; chén đẫy, ăn nhồi nhét
- the boy tucked into the cake: chú bé ăn chiếc bánh một cách ngon lành
- to tuck up one's shirt-sleeves: xắn tay áo, vén tay áo lên
- ủ, ấp ủ, quần
- to tuck up a child in bed: ủ em nhỏ ở giường
- (từ lóng) treo cổ (người nào)
tucks|tucked|tuckingtʌkAdvanced English Dictionary
+eatables (especially sweets)
+(sports) a bodily position adopted in some sports (such as diving or skiing) in which the knees are bent and the thighs are drawn close to the chest
+a narrow flattened pleat or fold that is stitched in place
+a straight sword with a narrow blade and two edges
+fit snugly into
+make a tuck or several folds in
+draw fabric together and sew it tightly
verb, nounCollocation Dictionary
+ verb [VN +adv./prep.]
1 to push, fold or turn the ends or edges of clothes, paper, etc. so that they are held in place or look neat: She tucked up her skirt and waded into the river. + The sheets should be tucked in neatly (= around the bed). + Tuck the flap of the envelope in.
2 to put sth into a small space, especially to hide it or keep it safe or comfortable: She tucked her hair (up) under her cap. + He sat with his legs tucked up under him. + The letter had been tucked under a pile of papers.
3 to cover sb with sth so that they are warm and comfortable: She tucked a blanket around his legs.
Phrasal Verbs: tuck sth<->away
1 (be tucked away) to be situated in a quiet place, where not many people go: The shop is tucked away down a backstreet.
2 to hide sth somewhere or keep it in a safe place: She kept his letters tucked away in a drawer. + They have thousands of pounds tucked away in a savings account.
3 (BrE, informal) to eat a lot of food
tuck sb in / up to make sb feel comfortable in bed by pulling the covers up around them: I tucked the children in and said good night.
tuck into sth (BrE, especially spoken) to eat a lot of food, especially when it is done quickly and with enthusiasm: Come on, tuck in everyone! + He was tucking into a huge plateful of pasta.
1 [C] a fold that is sewn into a piece of clothing or fabric, either for decoration or to change the shape of it: We could take a tuck in the waist to give it a more fitted look.
2 [C] (informal) a medical operation in which skin and/or fat is removed to make sb look younger or thinner: a tummy tuck
3 [U] (old-fashioned, BrE, informal) food, especially sweets, etc. eaten by children at school: a tuck shop
carefully, discreetly, neatly | gently | firmly | cosily, safely
The children were safely tucked up in bed.
| away, in, up
The boys tucked their shirts in.
The loos were discreetly tucked away behind a screen of trees.
He tucked the map inside his shirt.
He tucked his trousers neatly into his boots.
She tucked the newspaper under her arm.
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