Definition of tuck something away in US English:

tuck something away

phrasal verb

  • 1Store something in a secure place.

    ‘employees can tuck away a percentage of their pretax salary’
    • ‘With companies purchasing storage space in record numbers, the question that presents itself is how to manage and monitor all of this information once it is tucked away.’
    • ‘For some people using coupons is a bother - but if you get in the habit of tucking them away in your purse, it will become second nature.’
    hide, conceal, keep out of sight, keep hidden, secrete
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    1. 1.1be tucked away Be located in an inconspicuous or concealed place.
      ‘the police station was tucked away in a square behind the main street’
      • ‘The hotel is tucked away from the coast up a hill, though it also maintains its own separate seafront complete with a pier, bar and some stagey awnings.’
      • ‘A more formal statue of Jenner is tucked away in one of the more quiet areas of Hyde Park in London.’
      • ‘Stacks of felt by Joseph Beuys and installation pieces in dirt, gravel, mirror and glass by Robert Smithson are tucked away in corners.’
      • ‘Built around the 1940s Mill House, at Barrowford is tucked away behind a mature tree lined avenue that offers privacy and seclusion to the property.’
      • ‘The Naval cemetery on Gibraltar is tucked away in a corner, it looks slightly forlorn and overgrown but has had some work done to it recently, probably due to the surge of interest in the 200th anniversary of the battle of Trafalgar.’
      • ‘The Hotel du Vin is tucked away in one of the small streets, just a short stroll from the seafront.’
      • ‘The Media Collection is tucked away on the fifth floor, surrounded on three sides by the ocean of print that comprises the upper half of the library.’
      • ‘The Cimetière de Laval is tucked away on the Chemin Bas St-François, a bucolic, sober field far away from the traffic and noise of the city across the river.’
      • ‘The Hotel Bel Air is tucked away off the main drag and is even more exclusive than its neighbour.’
      • ‘This bijou design hotel near the Costa Smerelda is tucked away at the end of a beach road in Conca Verde, a smattering of smart villas on the protected Coluccia peninsula on Sardinia's stunning north coast.’
      hide, conceal, keep out of sight, keep hidden, secrete
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  • 2Eat a lot of food.

    consume, devour, ingest, partake of, gobble, gobble down, gobble up, gulp, gulp down, bolt, bolt down, wolf, wolf down, cram down, finish, finish off
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