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[ruhk]
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noun
  1. a fold or wrinkle; crease.
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verb (used with or without object)
  1. to make or become creased or wrinkled.
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Origin of ruck

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First recorded in 1780–90, ruck is from the Old Norse word hrukka a wrinkle
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Related Words for rucking

scrunch, rumple, pucker, crease, crumple, crush, buckle, curl, crimp, knit, bend, tuck, crisp, compress, gather, purse, twist, ruck, seam, line

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Historical Examples of rucking

  • "Good morning, Ryan," says I, but I kept my voice all smooth for fear of rucking up my temper to no advantage.

    Curly

    Roger Pocock


British Dictionary definitions for rucking

ruck

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noun
  1. a large number or quantity; mass, esp of ordinary or undistinguished people or things
  2. (in a race) a group of competitors who are well behind the leaders at the finish
  3. rugby a loose scrum that forms around the ball when it is on the ground
  4. Australian rules football the three players, two ruckmen and a rover, that do not have fixed positions but follow the ball closely
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verb
  1. (intr) rugby to try to win the ball by advancing over it when it is on the ground, driving opponents backward in the process
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Word Origin for ruck

C13 (meaning ``heap of firewood''): perhaps from Scandinavian; compare Old Norse hraukr rick 1

ruck

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noun
  1. a wrinkle, crease, or fold
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verb
  1. (usually foll by up) to become or make wrinkled, creased, or puckered
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Word Origin for ruck

C18: from Scandinavian; related to Old Norse hrukka

ruck

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noun
  1. prison slang a fight
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Word Origin for ruck

C20: short for ruckus

ruck

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noun
  1. military slang a rucksack
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