tuck (something) around (something or some place)

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tuck (something) around (something or some place)

1. To place something gently but snugly around something else. I began tucking socks, underwear, and T-shirts around the breakable objects in my suitcase. You'll want to make sure you tuck plenty of packing foam around that thing before you ship it.
2. To hide something in several different locations within some place. She tucked chocolate eggs around the yard for the kids to find on Easter morning. My dad was an alcoholic, so he tucked bottles of booze all around the house.
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tuck something around someone or something

to wrap something snugly around someone or something. I tucked crumpled newspapers around the cups in the box to keep them from breaking. Molly-Jo tucked the covers around the baby.
See also: around, tuck
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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