- 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 of chuckfrom 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 of chuckprobably variant, variety of chock
Origin of chuckechoic
transitive verbchucked, 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 of chuckVariant of chock possibly from French choc knock, blow ; see shock 1.
- 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 of chuckDialectal chuck lump perhaps variant of chock
intransitive verbchucked, chuck·ing, chucks
Origin of chuckMiddle English chukken of imitative origin
Variant of chock.
(third-person singular simple present chucks, present participle chucking, simple past and past participle chucked)
- To make a clucking sound.
- To call, as a hen her chickens.
- To touch or tap gently.
- (informal) To throw, especially in a careless or inaccurate manner.
- Chuck that magazine to me, would you?
- (informal) To discard, to throw away.
- This food′s gone off - you′d better chuck it.
- (intransitive, slang) To vomit.
- (intransitive, cricket) To throw; to bowl with an incorrect action.
- (South Africa, slang, intransitive) To leave; to depart; to bounce.
- Let's chuck.
- To place in a chuck, or hold by means of a chuck, as in turning; to bore or turn (a hole) in a revolving piece held in a chuck.
- Abbreviation of woodchuck.
- (Scotland) A small pebble.
- (countable) a Chuck Taylor shoe (usually referred to in plural form, Chucks).