Translation of tuck in Spanish:


jareta, n.

Pronunciation /tək//tʌk/


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    (fold, pleat)
    jareta feminine
    alforza feminine Southern Cone
    pliegue masculine
    to put a tuck in a skirt hacerle una jareta a una falda
    • A stitched-slit tuck for the fabric back strap gives the cap a clean look.
    • Her eyes drifted to two of the freewomen with their long braided hair and brightly colored gowns with intricate tucks and folds draping in soft folds about them.
    • Fold the pintucked and embellished yardage along the center back tuck and cut out the garment back, aligning the tuck with the foldline placement.
    • Stitch tucks before measuring and cutting the fabric length.
    • For formal occasions they wear a long shirt, often decorated with tucks and embroidery, over a dressy wrap, shoes, and a hat.
    • Non-Brahman women wear a shorter sari, without the tuck.
    • If this creates excess tissue in the front neckline, tuck it out across the upper-bust, tapering the tuck to nothing at the armhole seam.
    • Gathers, pleats and soft tucks are preferable to dart shaping.
    • The idea is to complement a window's architectural style with innovative folds, fanciful tucks, or simple pleats set one behind the other.
    • Mild Red stayed true to its trademark of uneven necklines and hemlines, idiosyncratic tucks and darting and the mixed media of wools and wovens
    • There were tucks and folds and frills and bows and lace and rhinestones and embroidery and ribbons all over it.
    • Wrong sides together, pin all darts, tucks and seams as you did in the tissue, placing pins accurately along the stitching lines.
    • If the sleeve had pleats or tucks for shaping over the cap, you have marked those lines in Step 2.
    • Avoid surface manipulations such as gathers, pleats, tucks and darts.
    • Small tucks or soft gathers can accomplish the same thing.
    • Men generally wear trousers and sport shirts or guayaberas - dress shirts with decorative tucks worn outside the belt in place of a jacket.
  • 2British informal

    (snack food)
    golosinas feminine
    • One idea they are already keen to push is to work with schools to develop food policies, run healthy tuck shops and teach both pupils and staff more about how to eat a healthy balanced diet.
    • Children can buy a 10p tuck shop fruit token from teachers, and the council is providing fruit twice a week to children receiving free school meals.
    • Thousands of free apples and oranges will be handed out each day as the government urges in-school tuck shops to serve healthier snacks.
    • Across the country, 500 schools will pioneer ideas including healthy-eating tuck shops and improvements to the nutritional content of meals.
    • It would be better to provide more education on dental health in schools and to scrap school tuck shops that encourage unhealthy snacks.
    • The new cards will also be used as ‘electronic purses’, meaning that money may be loaded and stored on the card and used in school canteens and cashless tuck shops.
    • The projects being piloted in 500 schools across the country include a crackdown on unhealthy foods in school tuck shops and vending machines.
    • Attendance is free of charge, but children need to bring their own lunch or buy it from the centre's tuck shop.
    • The tuck shop, coffee bar and, as the evening cooled, the licensed bar proved very popular.
    • All I was saying was that school tuck shops shouldn't be undermining choices parents make for their own children.
    • The tuck shop is run by our senior management team, and staffed by them and other teacher and prefect volunteers.
    • Its flavour brought back memories of my education and the school tuck shop!
    • During the week there was a poster contest, a healthy food cook-off, and deliciously healthy snacks in the school tuck shop.
    • One friend was so relieved that all her O-level exams were finished that she went to the school tuck shop, bought 12 caramel wafers and proceeded to eat them all, one after the other.
    • Schools should introduce a blanket ban on all unhealthy foods and control stock in tuck shops.
    • The tuck shop didn't open in the morning, only at lunchtime.
    • If a teacher wanted to come and work here, there's also healthy food in the tuck shop, like apples and yoghurts.
    • Edinburgh primary schools, for instance, have subsidised tuck shops selling fruit instead of crisps and chocolate.
    • The Nutrition in Schools Bill, expected to be published within weeks, will give ministers powers to ban unhealthy foods from school tuck shops and canteens.
    • Great ideas for tuck shop replacement include fruit cones, fruit kebabs, plain popcorn, fruit flapjack and smoothies.

transitive verb

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    • 1.1(place)

      he tucked the blanket firmly under the mattress metió bien la manta debajo del colchón
      • it looks better tucked into your skirt queda mejor por dentro (de la falda)
      • she tucked the magazine under her arm se colocó la revista debajo del brazo
      • he tucked the letter into his pocket se metió la carta en el bolsillo
      • she sat with one leg tucked under her estaba sentada sobre una pierna
      • Immediately I lowered the gun and tucked it into the waistband of my sweat pants.
      • She carries a small wooden truncheon tucked up her sleeve in case her customers turn violent.
      • Purring, the small cat tucked himself beneath her chin and soundly fell asleep.
      • Jack put his arm around her and she sighed, rolled over and tucked herself in against his body.
      • A signed recall proposal kept tucked in a drawer is a constant threat to the government.
      • I looked around for Ryan's present and when I found it, I tucked it under my arm.
      • Jimmy prefers his cap guns, which he keeps tucked in his waistband.
      • She made it disappear as quickly as it had appeared, tucking it into a hidden pocket.
      • Sometime while I was singing she had managed to wrap an arm around me and tucked her head under my chin.
      • I gave up and reached for my flashlight that I had tucked under my pillow.
      • He paid the half-dollar for it, and then tucked it under his arm.
      • She sat next to him and tucked herself up under his arm.
      • Interested, I tucked it under my arm and surveyed his room for a proper place to curl up and look through the book comfortably.
      • Once his keys were safely tucked away in his pocket, he headed for the elevators.
      • I quickly let him go, but he wrapped his arms around me and tucked my head under his chin.
      • The officer shoved the papers into the folder and tucked it under his arm as they continued down the beaten trail to the landing pad.
      • In an emergency it can be tucked into the waistband.
      • He smiled in a friendly manner, tucking his hi-tech looking gun into the belt about his waist.
      • She gazed at the photograph of her and her mother, which she tucked under her pillow.
      • Blue approached him, took the gun, and tucked it back inside his coat.

    • 1.2

      (person) arropar
      she tucked him into bed lo arropó bien en la cama
      • I had the faint memory of dad coming into my room and carrying me to my bed and tucking me in but had thought I was dreaming.
      • Mrs. Holly guided the kids to bed and tucked them in.
      • Without my knowing, Terrence pulled back the silky covers of his bed and tucked me in, placing his soft lips on my forehead before leaving the room, closing the door with a soft click.
      • Do not worry about clearing up the children's toys until after they are tucked up in bed, unless you want to go completely mad.
      • Then, I lied her in her clean bed and tucked her in.
      • Nine o'clock came around and I tucked Jenna in bed and read her ‘The Paperbag Princess.’
      • I just nodded, and he lifted me into his arms and carried me up to my bed, tucking me in.
      • Thinking he had common or garden flu, his family dosed him with aspirin and tucked him up in bed.
      • Then, she carried him over to his bed and tucked him in beneath the quilts.
      • Jodi staggered backwards from her sister's bed after tucking Hannah in.
      • Slowly he laid her down on her bed, neatly tucking her in.
      • He ushered her off to bed, tucking her in and kissing her goodnight.
      • In her home I ate my first real Aussie meal, and during a sleep-over I experienced her mother's kindness when she came into my room at night and with gentle hands straightened the coverlet on my bed and tucked me in.
      • She takes him to bed and tucks him in, so he can sleep, she does not leave his side.
      • To tuck you up in Megan's bed warmed our hearts and when I looked in to see you asleep you brought a lump to my throat.
      • He picked her up and brought her to his bed, tucking her in and giving her a kiss on the forehead before leaving the room.
      • Once upstairs, Alana led her mother to the bed and tucked her in, adjusting the pillow and leaving the remote control to the TV in her reach.
      • She said: ‘It is difficult to imagine where a little girl should feel safer other than when she is tucked up in her bed, in her own home, with her mother nearby.’
      • He carefully put her down in the bed and began tucking her in.
      • Ryan tucked her in, pulling the warm blankets over her.

  • 2

    (blouse/curtain) hacerle jaretas a
    (curtain/blouse) hacerle alforzas a Southern Cone
    (curtain/blouse) alforzar Southern Cone

intransitive verb

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    the blouse tucks into the skirt la blusa va / se lleva por dentro (de la falda)