from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To pull the blankets or duvet up over (someone in bed); to put (someone) to bed.
  • v. To push the fabric at the bottom of a shirt under the pants.
  • v. To start to eat.
  • v. To score from with a casual motion

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. eat up; usually refers to a considerable quantity of food


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  • My best friend called me a Snausage once when I dressed like that, and it still haunts me anytime I’m inclined to tuck in a shirt.

    Dont You Forget About Me

  • I also would like to tuck in here a luncheon I went to for Elayne Bennett’s Best Friends program.

    Barbara Bush

  • Wolves and jackals, when frightened, certainly tuck in their tails; and a tamed jackal has been described as careering round his master in circles and figures of eight, like a dog, with his tail between his legs.

    The expression of the emotions in man and animals

  • Somehow he managed to scream a second time as the upper half of his body rolled free across the waiting earth, one hand clawing for leverage in the undu­lating dirt while the other hand vainly attempted to tuck in the parts of himself which trailed behind.

    Prayers To Broken Stones


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  • See also tuckerbag

    May 6, 2010

  • tuck or tucker is/was UK slang for food. So I suppose it's related to that. Tuck in = food in (mouth), i.e. eat. But what's up with grub up?

    May 6, 2010