tuck into (something)

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tuck into (something)

1. To place or secure someone or something into some snug location. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "tuck" and "into." I tucked the card discretely into my pocket. Jimmy still can't fall asleep unless I tuck him into bed. I had to tuck my skirt into my waistband so it would get muddy while I crossed the swamp.
2. To commence eating a meal or some piece of food, especially with enthusiasm or gusto. I was so glad to tuck into my sandwich after the long, arduous hike up the mountain. I always get great satisfaction out of watching the whole family tuck into a meal I've prepared.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

tuck into something

to begin eating something vigorously. The kids really tucked into the stew. I could see from the way that they tucked into their meal that they were really hungry.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

tuck into

Eat heartily or greedily, as in For a two-year-old he really tucked into his food. [Early 1800s]
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

tuck into

v.
1. To gather something up and fold or thrust it into something so as to secure or confine it: I wrote the number on a piece of paper and tucked it into my pocket.
2. To make someone secure in some bed for sleep, especially by tucking bedclothes into the bed: After the children put on their pajamas, I tucked them into bed.
3. Slang To begin to eat something heartily: We tucked into a stack of pancakes.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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