- The definition of chuck is a cut of beef from around the neck, shoulders and the first few ribs, or a clamp on a woodworking machine.
- An example of chuck is the ground beef that comes from a shoulder roast.
- An example of a chuck is the clamp used to make sure the wood doesn't shift while being turned on a lathe.
- The definition of Chuck is a nickname for someone named Charles.
An example of Chuck is what someone could call Charles Barkley if they knew him well.
- Chuck means to get rid of something, to give it up or to toss it.
- An example of chuck is to put leftovers in the garbage can.
- An example of chuck is to walk away from your job.
- An example of chuck is to throw a ball to a friend.
- to tap or pat gently, esp. under the chin, as a playful or affectionate gesture
- to throw with a quick, short movement; pitch; toss
- to discard; get rid of
- ☆ to quit (as one's job)
Origin: ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps French choquer, to shock, strike against ; from Middle Dutch schokken
- a light tap or squeeze under the chin
- a toss; throw
- a cut of beef including the parts around the neck, the shoulder blade, and the first few ribs
- Chiefly West food
- a clamplike device, as on a lathe, by which the tool or work to be turned is held
Origin: probably variant, variety of chock
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transitive verb chucked, chuck·ing, chucks
- To pat or squeeze fondly or playfully, especially under the chin.
- a. To throw or toss: chucked stones into the water.b. Informal To throw out; discard: chucked my old sweater.c. Informal To force out; eject: chucking out the troublemakers.
- Informal To give up; quit: chucked her job.
- An affectionate pat or squeeze under the chin.
- A throw, toss, or pitch.
Origin: Variant of chock, possibly from French choc, knock, blow; see shock1.
- A cut of beef extending from the neck to the ribs and including the shoulder blade.
- a. A clamp that holds a tool or the material being worked in a machine such as a lathe.b. A clamping device for holding a drill bit.
- Informal Food.
Origin: Dialectal chuck, lump, perhaps variant of chock.
intransitive verb chucked, chuck·ing, chucks
Origin: Middle English chukken, of imitative origin.