Synonyms of tuck
1 pushDictionary • He tried to tuck his shirt inside his trousers.
stick • They stuck a needle in my back.
stuff • His trousers were stuffed inside the tops of his boots.
ease • I eased my way towards the door.
insert • He took a key from his pocket and inserted it into the lock.
pop (informal) • He plucked a grape from the bunch and popped it into his mouth.
2 pleatDictionary • Pin and tuck back pieces together with right sides facing.
pleat • large baggy trousers, pleated at the front
gather • Gather the skirt at the waist.
fold • He folded the paper carefully.
3 hideDictionary • She folded the letter and tucked it behind a book. sometimes with away
hide • He hid the bicycle in the hawthorn hedge.
store • storing away cash that will come in useful later on
conceal • The device, concealed in a dustbin, was defused by police.
stash (informal) • He had stashed money away in secret offshore bank accounts.
secrete • She secreted the gun in the kitchen cabinet.
stow • I helped her stow her bags in the boot of the car.
1 foodDictionary (British, informal) • The wags from the rival house were ready to snaffle his tuck.
food • Enjoy your food!
grub (slang) • Get yourself some grub and come and sit down.
kai (New Zealand, informal) • I'm starving - let's have some kai.
nosh (slang) • a restaurant which serves fine wines and posh nosh
vittles (obsolete, dialect)
PHRASAL VERBS:▷ tuck in
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• The device, concealed in a dustbin, was defused by police.
easeIf you ease your way somewhere or ease somewhere, you move there slowly, carefully, and gently. If you ease something somewhere, you move it there slowly, carefully, and gently.
• I eased my way towards the door.
foldIf you fold something such as a piece of paper or cloth, you bend it so that one part covers another part, often pressing the edge so that it stays in place.
• He folded the paper carefully.
Thesaurus for tuck from the Collins English Thesaurus
to push or fold into a small confined space or concealed place or between two surfaces