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  1. tuck in, tuck away, put awayverb

    eat up; usually refers to a considerable quantity of food

    "My son tucked in a whole pizza"


  1. tuck inverb

    To pull the blankets or duvet up over (someone in bed); to put (someone) to bed.

  2. tuck inverb

    To push the fabric at the bottom of a shirt under the pants.

  3. tuck inverb

    To start to eat.

  4. tuck inverb

    To score from with a casual motion


  1. tuck in

    Bedtime (also called putting to bed or tucking in) is a ritual part of parenting to help children feel more secure and become accustomed to a more rigid schedule of sleep than they might prefer. The ritual of bedtime is aimed at facilitating the transition from wakefulness to sleep. It may involve bedtime stories, children's songs, nursery rhymes, bed-making and getting children to change into nightwear. In some religious households, prayers are said shortly before going to bed. Sleep training may be part of the bedtime ritual for babies and toddlers.In adult use, the term means simply "time for bed", similar to curfew, as in "It's past my bedtime". Some people are accustomed to drinking a nightcap or herbal tea at bedtime. Sleeping coaches are also used to help individuals reach their bedtime goals. Researchers studying sleep are finding patterns revealing that cell phone use at night disturbs going to sleep at one's bedtime and achieving a good night's sleep.


  1. tuck in

    "Tuck in" generally means to snugly secure someone or something by folding, pushing or adjusting material around it. The term is commonly used to refer to the act of pushing the edges of a blanket or sheet under a mattress to secure the person in bed. It can also be used to refer to the act of neatly arranging a piece of clothing by pushing it into a restrictive boundary such as a waistband or trousers. In a more informal context, particularly in British English, "tuck in" can mean to eat, especially with enthusiasm or in large amounts.

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  1. tunick

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tuck in in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tuck in in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of tuck in in a Sentence

  1. Adam Sandler:

    I was in bed, in the middle of the night and, you know how they tuck in your sheets at the bottom, some people? Somebody tucked in the sheets too much, and I had my phone in the middle of the bed.

  2. Chief Executive Greg Brown:

    While it's what I would call a 'tuck-in' acquisition, it will be very valuable to us as we bring it to our customers.

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