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