tuck into

tuck into
To eat, especially with gusto.

If youll just let little Wackford tuck into something fat, Ill be obliged to you.

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  • tuck into — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms tuck into : present tense I/you/we/they tuck into he/she/it tucks into present participle tucking into past tense tucked into past participle tucked into 1) tuck someone into something to put a child into bed… …   English dictionary

  • tuck into something — ˌtuck ˈin | ˌtuck ˈinto sth derived (BrE, informal) to eat a lot of food, especially when it is done quickly and with enthusiasm • Come on, tuck in everyone! • He was tucking into a huge plateful of pasta …   Useful english dictionary

  • tuck into — or tuck in PHRASAL VERB If someone tucks into a meal or tucks in, they start eating enthusiastically or hungrily. [BRIT, INFORMAL] [V P n] She tucked into a breakfast of bacon and eggs... [V P] Tuck in, it s the last hot food you ll get for a… …   English dictionary

  • ˌtuck ˈinto sth — phrasal verb British informal to eat food with enthusiasm The kids were tucking into a big pizza.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • Tuck into — eat or drink heartily or greedily …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • tuck into — Australian Slang eat or drink heartily or greedily …   English dialects glossary

  • tuck into — …   Useful english dictionary

  • tuck — tuck1 [tuk] vt. [ME tuken < MDu tucken, to tuck & OE tucian, to ill treat, lit., to tug, akin to Ger zucken, to jerk: for IE base see TUG] 1. to pull up or gather up in a fold or folds; draw together so as to make shorter [to tuck up one s… …   English World dictionary

  • tuck — tuck1 [ tʌk ] verb transitive ** 1. ) tuck something behind/into/under something to put something in a particular place, especially in order to keep it safe or hidden: He had a newspaper tucked under his arm. She took off her glasses and tucked… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • tuck — tuck1 [tʌk] v [Date: 1400 1500; Origin: tuck to stretch cloth over hooks, pull (13 19 centuries), from Old English tucian to treat badly, punish, criticize angrily ] 1.) [T always + adverb/preposition] to push something, especially the edge of a… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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