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

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


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  • 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

  • See also tuckerbag

    May 6, 2010