- She pulled the blankets tighter over her head, tucking the ends underneath herself to form a cocoon, to block out the noise.
- Place the fish on top, tucking any tail ends under to make neat parcels.
- Holding the pasta curved side up, tuck the edges under and pinch to secure.
- Without my knowing, Terrence pulled back the silky covers of his bed and tucked me in, placing his soft lips on my forehead before leaving the room, closing the door with a soft click.
- In her home I ate my first real Aussie meal, and during a sleep-over I experienced her mother's kindness when she came into my room at night and with gentle hands straightened the coverlet on my bed and tucked me in.
- Then, I lied her in her clean bed and tucked her in.
- His wings rustled and spread out, then tucked themselves back in.
- Some traffic passed on the other side of the road, Mac tucked himself in against the car and ignored it.
- His hands tucked themselves into his large pockets, almost as if of their own accord.
- Sometime while I was singing she had managed to wrap an arm around me and tucked her head under my chin.
- A signed recall proposal kept tucked in a drawer is a constant threat to the government.
- She carries a small wooden truncheon tucked up her sleeve in case her customers turn violent.
- There were tucks and folds and frills and bows and lace and rhinestones and embroidery and ribbons all over it.
- The idea is to complement a window's architectural style with innovative folds, fanciful tucks, or simple pleats set one behind the other.
- Mild Red stayed true to its trademark of uneven necklines and hemlines, idiosyncratic tucks and darting and the mixed media of wools and wovens
- USA Today reports that more and more men are trying to turn back the clock with cosmetic nips and tucks.
- Could sagging breasts be fixed, not with a nip or a tuck, but with an injection of Botox?
- That may be so, but why should someone suffer from society's slights if she can overcome them with a nip here and a tuck there?
- The Nutrition in Schools Bill, expected to be published within weeks, will give ministers powers to ban unhealthy foods from school tuck shops and canteens.
- The projects being piloted in 500 schools across the country include a crackdown on unhealthy foods in school tuck shops and vending machines.
- During the week there was a poster contest, a healthy food cook-off, and deliciously healthy snacks in the school tuck shop.
- If the hill isn't fast enough for you, you can even use a tuck position like a downhill ski racer!
- Let's remember, for example, how much talk there was during the early 1970s when Olga Korbut performed the backward somersault in tuck position on the beam.
- The quadriceps - the muscles on the fronts of the thighs - are strengthened both from the sustained isometric contraction while gliding in a tuck position and from the repeated contractions and extensions of stroking.
tuck something away
- This bijou design hotel near the Costa Smerelda is tucked away at the end of a beach road in Conca Verde, a smattering of smart villas on the protected Coluccia peninsula on Sardinia's stunning north coast.
- The Cimetière de Laval is tucked away on the Chemin Bas St-François, a bucolic, sober field far away from the traffic and noise of the city across the river.
- The Media Collection is tucked away on the fifth floor, surrounded on three sides by the ocean of print that comprises the upper half of the library.
tuck in (or into)
- informal Eat food heartily: I tucked into the bacon and eggsMore example sentences
eat heartily, devour, consume, gobble up, wolf downinformal get stuck into, dig in/into, dispose of, polish off, get outside of, put away, pack away, scoff (down), shovel down, get one's laughing gear roundBritish informal shift, gollopNorth American informal scarf (down/up), snarf (down/up), inhalerare ingurgitate
- And after seven years of liquid food, Jack is tucking into foods that for years he could only dream of.
- She is keen to get children as young as possible tucking into healthier food.
- They tucked into a range of foods from the American hotdog and Italian pizza to Thai stir fry and Indian kebab.
Old English tūcian 'to punish, ill-treat': of West Germanic origin; related to tug. Influenced in Middle English by Middle Dutch tucken 'pull sharply'.
Words that rhyme with tuckbuck, Canuck, chuck, cluck, cruck, duck, luck, muck, pluck, puck, ruck, schmuck, shuck, struck, stuck, suck, truck, upchuck, yuck
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