- 1.1 (the ruck) The mass of ordinary people or things: education was the key to success, a way out of the ruckMore 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.
Middle English (in the sense 'stack of fuel, heap'): apparently of Scandinavian origin; compare with Norwegian ruke 'heap of hay'.
- 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 armpitsMore example sentences
- 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 frontMore example sentences
- 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.
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late 18th century (as a noun): from Old Norse hrukka.
- A rucksack: I barely had time to repack my ruckMore example sentences
- 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.
Entry from British & World English dictionary