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Definition of the verb tuck away

What does tuck away mean as a doing phrase?


  1. eat up; usually refers to a considerable quantity of food
    • example: They tuck away more bread
    • lexical domain: Consumption - verbs of eating and drinking
    • synonyms of tuck away: put away / tuck in
    • more generic terms: eat up / finish / polish off = finish eating all the food on one's plate or on the table
    • entailment: eat = eat a meal

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Google previewDigestive Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs (2016)

by Isaac Livingstone Asamoah

Tuck away: If a place is tucked away, it is in a ...

Google previewThe Concise New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English (2014)

by Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor

tuck in; tuck into; tuck away to eat ...

Google previewUseful Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs (2017)

by Martin Manser

tuck away (transitive, adverb) 1 put something in a drawer, cupboard or safe place, ...

Google previewChambers Pocket Dictionary (1992)

v tuck away (tr, coll) to eat esp. large quantities of (food) heartily. — v tuck in or into (intr, coll) to eat heartily or greedily: tuck into supper. [OE tucian, to disturb] tuck shop n (Br) a small shop selling sweets, cakes, pastries, etc. in or near a school.

Google previewHeinemann English Dictionary (2001)

by Martin Manser

Phrases tuck away to hide: a cottage tucked away in the forest, tuck in, tuck into to eat heartily. • tuck noun 1 Needlework a fold in cloth that is stitched into place. 2 ( informal) an operation to remove fat: a tummy tuck. 3 (informal) food eaten as a ...

Google previewDictionary of Upriver Halkomelem (2009)

by Brent Douglas Galloway

/stick through, stick in, sheathe, insert H76:463-463, comment: a connection with root xíts' tuck away,

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