There are 4 definitions of ruck in English:

ruck1

Syllabification: ruck
Pronunciation: /rək
 
/

noun

1A tightly packed crowd of people: Harry squeezed through the ruck to order another beer
1.1 (the ruck) The mass of ordinary people or things: education was the key to success, a way out of the ruck
More example sentences
  • When reviewing a career and analysing why someone has been successful, it is normal that you come across a few attributes that make them stand out above the ruck.

Origin

Middle English (in the sense 'stack of fuel, heap'): apparently of Scandinavian origin; compare with Norwegian ruke 'heap of hay'.

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ruck2

Syllabification: ruck
Pronunciation: /
 
rək/

verb

[with object]
1Compress or move (cloth or clothing) so that it forms a number of untidy folds or creases: the baby’s nightgown was rucked up to his armpits
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  • I twisted to try and knock her hands away and ended up wincing as skin pulled and she pushed me back, rucked my shirt up a bit higher.
  • Their guest made a loud scoffing noise and stood up, violently pushing back his chair so that it rucked up the carpet.
1.1 [no object] (Of cloth or clothing) form rucks: Eleanor’s dress rucked up at the front
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  • The fabric is rucking up a little and not making a graceful curve because I haven't trimmed all the seams inside yet.
  • The dress rucks up under the arms because the back strap has been attached to the wrong part of the dress.

noun

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A crease or wrinkle.

Origin

late 18th century (as a noun): from Old Norse hrukka.

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Word of the day glee
Pronunciation: gliː
noun
great delight, especially from one's own good fortune…

There are 4 definitions of ruck in English:

ruck3

Syllabification: ruck
Pronunciation: /rək
 
/

noun

informal
A rucksack: I barely had time to repack my ruck
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  • This includes a timed run and ruck marches over the hills.
  • Members of the unit are required to complete the 10K ruck march with 55 pounds of weight in their rucksack.
  • With his back thanking him for removing the ruck, Delgado slowly patrolled past his teammates.

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Word of the day glee
Pronunciation: gliː
noun
great delight, especially from one's own good fortune…

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ruck4

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British informal

noun

A quarrel or fight, especially a brawl involving several people: there was a rare old ruck before the police arrived

verb

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Engage in a ruck: with no money and nothing to do, they started rucking

Origin

1950s: perhaps a shortened form of ruction or ruckus.

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Word of the day glee
Pronunciation: gliː
noun
great delight, especially from one's own good fortune…