tuck in

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tuck in(
tuhk
 
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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to push in the loose ends)
a. meter dentro
That shirt looks silly if you tuck it in to your jeans.Esa camisa se ve chistosa si la metes dentro de los vaqueros.
b. remeter
Don't tuck the sheets in too tight. I can't move.No remetas las sábanas tanto, no me puedo mover.
c. meter por dentro
Tuck the ends of the bandage in to keep the dressing neat.Mete por dentro las puntas de la venda para que quede bien el apósito.
2. (to make snug in bed)
a. arropar
I'll be up to read you a story and tuck you in in a minute.Ahorita subo a contarte un cuento y arroparte.
3. (to pull inward)
a. meter
Stop slouching and tuck your stomach in!¡Ponte derecho y mete la barriga!
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to eat enthusiastically)
a. ponerse a comer
While you're tucking in to your Christmas dinner, think of all the homeless people out there.Mientras te pones a comer tu cena navideña, piensa en todos los sin techo en la calle.
b. comer con apetito
When the food eventually arrived, we tucked in as if it were the last meal we would ever have.Cuando por fin llegó la comida, comimos con apetito, como si fuera la última comida de nuestras vidas.
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
5. (imperative)
a. al ataque
Dinner's ready, everyone. Tuck in!Ya está la cena. ¡Al ataque!
b. a comer
Tuck in, Charlie! I've made your favorite.¡A comer, Charlie! Hice tu comida favorita.
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tuck in
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (sheets)
a. remeter
2. (children in bed)
a. arropar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (colloquial)
a. manducar or (eat)
b. papear sin cortarse
t in!¡come, come!
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tuck in
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
(Britain) (eat) comer con apetito
tuck in! ¡a comer!; ¡a ello!
transitive verb
1 [+shirt, blouse] remeter; meter dentro
to tuck in a flap meter una solapa para dentro; to tuck the bedclothes in remeter la ropa de la cama
2 [+child] (in bed) arropar
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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