Pronunciation: (luk),[key] —n. 1. the force that seems to operate for good or ill in a person's life, as in shaping circumstances, events, or opportunities: With my luck I'll probably get pneumonia. 2. good fortune; advantage or success, considered as the result of chance: He had noluck finding work. 3. a combination of circumstances, events, etc., operating by chance to bring good or ill to a person: She's had nothing but bad luck all year. 4. some object on which good fortune is supposed to depend: This rabbit's foot is my luck. 5. down on one's luck, in unfortunate circumstances; unlucky: She hated to see her old friend so down on her luck. 6. in luck, lucky; fortunate: We were in luck, for the bakery was still open. 7. luck of the draw, the luck one has in or as if in drawing cards.
8. out of luck, unlucky; unfortunate: When it comes to getting World Series tickets, we're usually out of luck. 9. push one's luck,Informal.to try to make too much of an opportunity; go too far. Also,crowd one's luck.
—v.Informal. 1. luck into or onto, to meet, acquire, become, etc., by good luck: She lucked into a great job. 2. luck out,to have an instance or run of exceptionally good luck: He lucked out when he made a hole in one during the tournament. 3. luck upon, to come across by chance: to luck upon a profitable investment.
Pronunciation: (lOOtsk; Pol. wOOtsk),[key] —n. Polish name of Lutsk.