tuck up


General English


  • verb to restrict a batsman’s freedom of movement, typically with a sharply rising ball or one that moves sharply in from off to leg, giving him no room to play either an attacking or defensive stroke
    Citation ‘Early on he got tucked up by a short ball from Botham and received the benefit of the doubt when Gower dived to claim a splendid catch in the gully’ (Michael Carey, Daily Telegraph 10 August 1984)