[ uhn-tuhk ]

verb (used with object)
  1. to release from or bring out of a tucked condition: She untucked her legs.

Origin of untuck

First recorded in 1605–15; un-2 + tuck1

Words Nearby untuck

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How to use untuck in a sentence

  • untuck the towel with lingering fingers and step to the door with her as she fumbles in her purse.

  • He sprang to his feet with one vast and comprehensive untuck.

    A Woman's Will | Anne Warner

British Dictionary definitions for untuck


/ (ʌnˈtʌk) /

  1. to become or cause to become loose or not tucked in: to untuck the blankets

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