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verb (adverb)

Also: tuck into (tr) to put to bed and make snug
(tr) to thrust the loose ends or sides of (something) into a confining space
Also: tuck into (intr) informal to eat, esp heartily

noun tuck-in

British informal a meal, esp a large one

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tuck in

Thrust in the edge of or end of something, such as bed linens or a shirt; also, make a child secure in bed by folding in the bedclothes. For example, Tuck in your shirt; it looks awful hanging out of your pants, or Mother went upstairs to tuck in the children. [First half of 1600s]

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