tuck


tuck
   the cosmetic removal of surplus fat or flesh by surgery
   The imagery is from adjusting clothing, whence also to tuck, to perform such a procedure:
    And the people who live here have all got tucks in their faces, porcelain teeth, plastic hair, and ten-thousand dollar wristwatches. (Deighton, 1993/2)
    ... their women with chiselled faces they never had when they were young, and tucked stomachs and tucked bottoms, and artificial brightness in their unpouched eyes, (le Carré, 1993)

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  • Tuck — Tuck, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tucked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tucking}.] [OE. tukken, LG. tukken to pull up, tuck up, entice; akin to OD. tocken to entice, G. zucken to draw with a short and quick motion, and E. tug. See {Tug}.] 1. To draw up; to shorten; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tuck — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Amos Tuck (1810−1879), US amerikanischer Politiker (New Hampshire) Leon Tuck (1890−1953), US amerikanischer Eishockeyspieler Raphael Tuck (1821−1900), Gründer der Firma Raphael Tuck Sons Roderick Tuck (*… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 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 — ► VERB 1) push, fold, or turn under or between two surfaces. 2) draw (part of one s body) together into a small space. 3) (often tuck away) store in a secure or secret place. 4) (tuck in/up) settle (someone) in bed by pulling the edges of the… …   English terms dictionary

  • tuck up — ˌtuck ˈup [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they tuck up he/she/it tucks up present participle tucking up past tense …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tuck — Tuck, n. 1. A horizontal sewed fold, such as is made in a garment, to shorten it; a plait. [1913 Webster] 2. A small net used for taking fish from a larger one; called also {tuck net}. [1913 Webster] 3. A pull; a lugging. [Obs.] See {Tug}. Life… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tuck — Tuck, n. [F. estoc; cf. It. stocco; both of German origin, and akin to E. stock. See {Stock}.] A long, narrow sword; a rapier. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] He wore large hose, and a tuck, as it was then called, or rapier, of tremendous length. Sir …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tuck|in — «TUHK IHN», noun. British Slang. a hearty meal; feast: »One good tuckin won t give you an ulcer (Scottish Sunday Express). ╂[< tuck1 eatables + in] tuck in «TUHK IHN», adjective, noun. –adj. that can or should be tucked in: »a tuck in blouse… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tuck — Tuck, v. i. To contract; to draw together. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tuck — Tuck, n. [Cf. {Tocsin}.] The beat of a drum. Scot. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tuck — tək n a cosmetic surgical operation for the removal of excess skin or fat from a body part see TUMMY TUCK …   Medical dictionary


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