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

Translation of tuck in German:

transitive verb

  • 1 he tucked his legs under him
    er schlug die Beine unter
  • 2
    (put tucks in)
    Biesen nähen in
    + Akk.


  • 1 (in fabric) (for decoration)
    Biese, die
    (to shorten or tighten)
  • 2no pl., no indef. art. (British English) (School) [dated] [colloquial]
    Erfrischungen [und Süßigkeiten]

Phrasal verbs

tuck away

transitive verb 1 the house is tucked away behind the trees
das Haus liegt versteckt hinter den Bäumen
2 [colloquial]
(eat) [colloquial]
she can certainly tuck it away
sie kann ganz schön was verputzen

tuck in

transitive verb tuck in the blankets
die Decken an den Seiten feststecken
tuck your shirt in!
steck dein Hemd in die Hose!
(in bed) See examples:tuck somebody in
jemanden zudecken
intransitive verb
[colloquial] [colloquial]

tuck into

intransitive verb [colloquial] (eat) See examples:tuck into something
sich Dat. etwas schmecken lassen

tuck up

transitive verb 1
(Ärmel, Hose)
(cover snugly)
be tucked up [in bed]
zugedeckt [im Bett] sein

Definition of tuck in:

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