(noun, verb)


1. eatables (especially sweets)

Definition categories: food, comestible, eatable, edible, pabulum, victual, victuals

2. (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

Definition categories: attribute, attitude, position, posture

3. a narrow flattened pleat or fold that is stitched in place

Definition categories: man–made, plait, pleat

4. a straight sword with a narrow blade and two edges

Similar word(s): rapier

Definition categories: man–made, blade, brand, steel, sword


1. fit snugly into

- tuck your shirttail in

Similar word(s): insert

Definition categories: contact, enclose, inclose

2. make a tuck or several folds in

- tuck the fabric

- tuck in the sheet

Definition categories: contact, fold

3. draw together into folds or puckers

Similar word(s): gather, pucker

Definition categories: contact, sew, stitch

Sentences with tuck as a verb:

- Tuck in your shirt.  I tucked in the sheet.  He tucked the $10 bill into his shirt pocket.

- The sofa tucks nicely into that corner.  Kenwood House is tucked into a corner of Hampstead Heath.

- The diver tucked, flipped, and opened up at the last moment.

- to tuck a dress