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ruck

Definitions of ruck
  1. verb
    become wrinkled or drawn together
    synonyms: pucker, ruck up
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    type of:
    crease, crinkle, crisp, ruckle, scrunch, scrunch up, wrinkle
    make wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface; make a pressed, folded or wrinkled line in
  2. noun
    an irregular fold in an otherwise even surface (as in cloth)
    synonyms: pucker
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    type of:
    bend, crease, crimp, flexure, fold, plication
    an angular or rounded shape made by folding
  3. noun
    a crowd especially of ordinary or undistinguished persons or things
    “his brilliance raised him above the ruck
    synonyms: herd
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    type of:
    concourse, multitude, throng
    a large gathering of people
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