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    Dear teachers,

    Would you tell me whether I am right with the interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    Tucked under the stomach, your pancreas plays a key part in digestion.

    tuck = shove, thrust under

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    Default Re: tucked under the stomach

    No. In this instance it refers to the location of the pancreas in your body. It fits under and close to your stomach; if you look at an exposed medical skelton or picture you should notice that it is not visible from all angles.
    We may tuck something away in a draw or pocket; sometimes to hide it or keep it safe.

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    Default Re: tucked under the stomach

    I wonder whether I may use the verb "snug", "fold" or "dispose" in this case!!
    Last edited by vil; 09-Feb-2011 at 17:00.

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    Default Re: tucked under the stomach

    No.
    Snug is comfortable. Enfolded in warmth and comfort.
    Fold is just that. Something may be hidden in the folds of your voluptuous body or may be folded into something as in pastry.
    Dispose??? Where on earth did you get that idea? Not out of your dictionary, I'll bet.

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