NOTE: Compare to sense 2, this sense does not involve tucking in fabric. Includes: TUCK IN, TUCK AWAY Syntax is: NP1[agent] TUCK NP2[patient[concrete]] PP
Then fold down the sides of the smaller box so that they tuck into
the base of the larger box.
He tucked the bottle under his arm and took the box and glass from
The attendant tucked away the mask and waved a languid arm at each
of the Exit doors.
The family tucked the actress away from the media.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1
NOTE: This is a subset of sense 1 and is only applied to tucking in fabric. Includes: TUCK IN Syntax is: NP1[agent] TUCK NP2[patient]
Beginning at the head of the bed, tuck in the sheet, working from
head to foot.
The trick is to tuck in the sheet and blanket while getting the
corners as neat and flat as possible.
At no point in the game does Drake stop and tuck in the loose part
of his shirt.
He tucked the little girl into bed.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 3
Commentary: Includes: TUCK IN, TUCK INTO, TUCK AWAY Syntax includes: NP1[agent] TUCK (IN) NP2[patient[concrete]] NP1[agent] TUCK (INTO) NP2[patient[concrete]] NP1[agent] TUCK (AWAY) NP2[patient[concrete]]
I sup at a jar of mead and tuck into the bounteous feast laid out
along the walls.
Tuck into the taste of the Outback with no admittance necessary.
My son tucked in a whole pizza.
Once a successful mating has occurred, the female will begin to
really tuck away the food.
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