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ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PUNCTUATION QUIZ

Punctuation marks help make writing easy to read and understand. Some of the most important ones are the period (.), comma (,), question mark (?), and exclamation point (!). How well do you know how to use them? Find out in this quiz!
Question 1 of 10
Which punctuation mark is best for this sentence? "Can I watch a movie __"

Origin of tuck

1
before 900; Middle English t(o)uken to stretch (cloth), torment, Old English tūcian to torment; akin to Middle Low German tucken to tug, German zucken to jerk. See tow1

OTHER WORDS FROM tuck

un·tucked, adjective

Definition for tuck (2 of 4)

tuck2
[ tuhk ]
/ tʌk /

noun Informal.

Origin of tuck

2
by shortening and respelling

Definition for tuck (3 of 4)

tuck3
[ tuhk ]
/ tʌk /

noun Archaic.

a rapier or estoc.

Origin of tuck

3
1500–10; earlier tocke, apparently sandhi variant of obsolete stock sword < Italian stocco < German Stock stick; cognate with stock

Definition for tuck (4 of 4)

tuck4
[ tuhk ]
/ tʌk /

noun Chiefly Scot.

a drumbeat or the sound of one beat on a drum.

Origin of tuck

4
1300–50; Middle English tukken to beat, sound (said of a drum) < Middle French (north) toker to strike, touch. See touch
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British Dictionary definitions for tuck (1 of 4)

tuck1
/ (tʌk) /

verb

noun

See also tuck away, tuck in

Word Origin for tuck

C14: from Old English tūcian to torment; related to Middle Dutch tucken to tug, Old High German zucchen to twitch

British Dictionary definitions for tuck (2 of 4)

tuck2
/ (tʌk) /

noun

archaic a rapier

Word Origin for tuck

C16: from French estoc sword, from Old French: tree trunk, sword, of Germanic origin

British Dictionary definitions for tuck (3 of 4)

tuck3
/ (tʌk) dialect /

noun

a touch, blow, or stroke

verb

(tr) to touch or strike
(intr) to throb or bump

Word Origin for tuck

C16: from Middle English tukken to beat a drum, from Old Northern French toquer to touch; compare tucket

British Dictionary definitions for tuck (4 of 4)

Tuck
/ (tʌk) /

noun

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Idioms and Phrases with tuck

tuck

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