English version

tuck in Clothes topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtucktuck1 /tʌk/ ●●○ verb 🔊 🔊 1 [transitive always + adverb/preposition]PUSH to push something, especially the edge of a piece of cloth or paper, into or behind something so that it looks tidier or stays in placetuck something in 🔊 Jack tucked his shirt in.tuck something into/under/behind etc something 🔊 She tucked an unruly lock of hair behind her ear.2 [transitive always + adverb/preposition]PUT to put something into a small space, especially in order to protect, hide, carry, or hold ittuck something behind/under/into etc something 🔊 Giles was tucking his pile of books under his arm. 🔊 He took the glasses off and tucked them in his pocket.3 [transitive]DCC to put a tuck (=special fold) in a piece of clothing → tuck something ↔ away → tuck in → tuck somebody ↔ up→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
tuck• The problem if you tuck for too many rows is that the needle just can not hold that many loops of yarn.• It was starting to get cold, and she tucked her hands into the pockets of her jeans.• The boys were tucked in bed, fast asleep.• We were tucking in to our makeshift breakfast when there came a cry from the adjoining cubicle.• Here and there a grey farmhouse or cottage was tucked into a hollow.• Luch slept quietly on a pallet in the corner, her sore arm bandaged, her baby tucked safe beside her.• He tucked the newspaper under his arm and walked on.• A few minutes later she pulled back her hands and tucked them between her legs.• Gyggle steepled his freckled fingers and tucked them under a tier of the beard.• Fluorescent lighting was now tucked up against the high ceilings, throwing down illumination too diffuse to satisfy.