ruck1 [rʌk] n
a group of ↑rugby players trying to get the ball when it is lying on the ground
2.) the ruck
formal ordinary events or people, which seem rather boring compared to the lives of rich or famous people
Obtaining a good education was seen as a way out of the ruck.
3.) [singular]
a group of people standing very closely together or fighting
4.) BrE informal a fight
ruck 2
ruck2 v
ruck up phr v
if a piece of cloth rucks up, or if you ruck it up, it forms folds in an untidy way
ruck sth<=>up
Your coat's all rucked up at the back.

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  • Rück — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Fritz Rück (1895−1959), deutscher Publizist, sozialistischer Politiker und Organisator der Württembergischen Novemberrevolution Peter Rück (1934–2004), deutscher Historiker Rosa Rück (1897–1969),… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Ruck — can refer to a contest for possession in different forms of football.Also defined as: the multitude or mass of undistinguished, ordinary people or things; common run. [Websters New World College Dictionary: Fourth Edition] * Ruck (rugby union)… …   Wikipedia

  • Ruck — Ruck, n. [Cf. {Ruck}.] 1. A heap; a rick. [Prov Eng. & Scot.] [1913 Webster] 2. The common sort, whether persons or things; as, the ruck in a horse race. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] The ruck in society as a whole. Lond. Sat. Rev. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ruck — Ⅰ. ruck [1] ► NOUN 1) Rugby a loose scrum formed around a player with the ball on the ground. 2) Australian Rules a group of three players who follow the play without fixed positions. 3) a tightly packed crowd of people. ► VERB Rugby & Australian …   English terms dictionary

  • ruck! — rụck! 〈Int.〉 (Ausruf zum Anfeuern, bes. beim Heben u. Transportieren schwerer Gegenstände) ● hau ruck!!, ho ruck!!; ruck! zuck! …   Universal-Lexikon

  • ruck — ruck·sack; ruck·us; ruck; ruck·le; …   English syllables

  • 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. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ruck — Ruck, n. [Icel. hrukka. Cf. {Ruck}, v. t.] A wrinkle or crease in a piece of cloth, or in needlework. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ruck — Sm std. (11. Jh.), mhd. ruc, ahd. ruc, mndd. ruck, mndl. ruc, rock Stammwort. Aus g. * rukki m. Ruck , auch in anord. rykkr. Eine Intensivbildung, die offenbar von dem Verbum rücken ausgeht (es ist aber auch das umgekehrte Ableitungsverhältnis… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Ruck — Ruck, n. A roc. [Obs. or prov. Eng.] Drayton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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