My wife tells me if it's pronounced tuk rather than took it's the same as "sai baht" which means put food into the monks bowl.
If not can you post how it's written in thai script, or what it is or what it's used for.
"Right effort is effort with wisdom. Because where there is wisdom, there is interest. The desire to know something is wisdom at work. Being mindful is not difficult. But it’s difficult to be continuously aware. For that you need right effort. But it does not require a great deal of energy. It’s relaxed perseverance in reminding yourself to be aware. When you are aware, wisdom unfolds naturally, and there is still more interest." - Sayadaw U Tejaniya