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tuck
British English: /tʌk/
American English: /tək/

Translation of tuck in French:

noun

  • (in sewing)
    (to shorten) pli (m) horizontal

transitive verb

  • to tuck something between/into/under/behind (of flat object)
    glisser quelque chose entre/dans/sous/derrière
    to tuck a card into a pocket
    glisser une carte dans une poche
    to tuck somebody's arm into yours
    glisser le bras de quelqu'un sous le tien
    to tuck one's shirt into one's trousers
    rentrer sa chemise dans son pantalon
    to tuck one's trousers into one's boots
    enfiler son pantalon dans ses bottes
    to tuck one's hands into one's sleeves
    enfiler les mains dans ses manches
    to tuck a blanket under somebody
    plier une couverture sous quelqu'un
    to tuck one's hair under one's hat
    rentrer ses cheveux sous son chapeau
    she tucked her feet up under her
    elle a ramené ses pieds sous elle
    it tucked its head under its wing
    il a enfoui la tête sous son aile
    to tuck a flower behind one's ear
    se mettre une fleur derrière l'oreille
    to tuck a blanket around somebody
    envelopper quelqu'un dans une couverture

also: tucked past participle adjective

Phrasal verbs

tuck away

tuck [something] away, tuck away [something] 1.1 (safely, in reserve)
enfouir (object)
mettre en sécurité (money, valuable)
to have £5,000 tucked away
avoir 5 000 livres sterling en sécurité
1.2 (hard to find)to be tucked away
(village, document, object)
se nicher
(person)
s'isoler

tuck in

1 tuck in (start eating) to tuck into a meal
attaquer un repas
tuck in, everybody!
allez-y, attaquez!
2 tuck in [something], tuck [something] in
rentrer (garment, shirt)
border (bedclothes)
to tuck the flap in
glisser le rabat dans l'enveloppe
3 tuck [somebody] in, tuck in [somebody]

tuck up

tuck up [somebody], tuck [somebody] up to be tucked up in bed
être bordé dans son lit

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