tuck up



tuck up (third-person singular simple present tucks up, present participle tucking up, simple past and past participle tucked up)

  1. (transitive) To pull the blankets or duvet up over (someone in bed); to put (someone) to bed.
    Synonym: tuck in
  2. (intransitive) To pull the blankets or duvet up over oneself in bed.
  3. (transitive) To push the fabric at the bottom of a garment into itself or under another garment (especially trousers, skirt, dress etc.)
    Synonym: tuck in
  4. (intransitive, boxing) To protect one's face by covering it with the gloves
  5. (intransitive) to bring one's legs and abdomen together while lying face-up on the floor; to perform a tuck-up
  6. (transitive, slang, obsolete) To execute by hanging.