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7 definitions found
 for ruck
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ruck \Ruck\, n.
     A roc. [Obs. or prov. Eng.] --Drayton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ruck \Ruck\, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Rucked; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Rucking.] [Icel hrukkast to wrinkle, hrukka wrinkle, fold.]
     To draw into wrinkles or unsightly folds; to crease; as, to
     ruck up a carpet. --Smart.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ruck \Ruck\, n. [Icel. hrukka. Cf. Ruck, v. t.]
     A wrinkle or crease in a piece of cloth, or in needlework.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ruck \Ruck\, v. i. [Cf. Dan. ruge to brood, to hatch.]
     To cower; to huddle together; to squat; to sit, as a hen on
     eggs. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] --Gower. South.
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           The sheep that rouketh in the fold.      --Chaucer.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ruck \Ruck\, n. [Cf. Ruck.]
     1. A heap; a rick. [Prov Eng. & Scot.]
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     2. The common sort, whether persons or things; as, the ruck
        in a horse race. [Colloq.]
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              The ruck in society as a whole.       --Lond. Sat.
                                                    Rev.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  ruck
      n 1: a crowd especially of ordinary or undistinguished persons
           or things; "his brilliance raised him above the ruck"; "the
           children resembled a fairy herd" [syn: ruck, herd]
      2: an irregular fold in an otherwise even surface (as in cloth)
         [syn: pucker, ruck]
      v 1: become wrinkled or drawn together; "her lips puckered"
           [syn: pucker, ruck, ruck up]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  140 Moby Thesaurus words for "ruck":
     Everyman, Public, a mass of, a world of, aggregation, and bobtail,
     army, assemblage, average, average man, bank, bevy, bezel, bunch,
     canaille, chamfer, chase, chink, cloud, cluster, clutter, cock,
     cocker, cockle, cohue, collection, common man, common ruck,
     common run, company, congeries, congregation, corrugate,
     corrugation, covey, crack, crankle, cranny, crease, crimp, crimple,
     crinkle, crowd, crumple, crush, cut, dado, deluge, drift,
     engraving, everyman, everywoman, flight, flock, flocks, flood,
     flute, fluting, fold, furrow, galaxy, gash, generality,
     girl next door, gouge, groove, group, hail, heap, hive,
     homme moyen sensuel, horde, host, incision, jam, knit, knot,
     large amount, legion, lots, many, mass, masses of, microgroove,
     mob, mound, muchness, multitude, muster, nest, numbers,
     ordinary Joe, ordinary run, pack, panoply, plica, plurality, press,
     pucker, purse, quantities, quite a few, rabbet, rabble, rabblement,
     rag, ragtag, ragtag and bobtail, rick, ridge, rifling, rimple,
     ripple, rivel, rout, ruckle, rumple, run, rut, score, scores,
     scratch, shirr, shoal, slit, spate, stack, streak, stria,
     striation, sulcation, sulcus, swarm, tag, throng, tidy sum,
     well-worn groove, wimple, worlds of, wrinkle
  
  

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