Chuck definition

chŭk
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To throw with a quick, short movement; pitch; toss.
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A clamplike device, as on a lathe, by which the tool or work to be turned is held.
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An affectionate pat or squeeze under the chin.
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A throw, toss, or pitch.
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A cut of beef extending from the neck to the ribs and including the shoulder blade.
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(informal) Food.
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A toss; throw.
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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.

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To throw or toss.

Chucked stones into the water.

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(informal) To throw out; discard.

Chucked my old sweater.

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(informal) To force out; eject.

Chucking out the troublemakers.

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A clamp that holds a tool or the material being worked in a machine such as a lathe.
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A clamping device for holding a drill bit.
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(mechanical engineering) A mechanical device that holds an object firmly in place, for example holding a drill bit in a high-speed rotating drill or grinder.
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(slang) A friend or close acquaintance; term of endearment.

Are you all right, chuck?

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To pat or squeeze fondly or playfully, especially under the chin.
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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.

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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.

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(informal) To give up; quit.

Chucked her job.

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To make a clucking sound.
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A clucking sound.
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To tap or pat gently, esp. under the chin, as a playful or affectionate gesture.
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To discard; get rid of.
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To quit (as one's job)
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A light tap or squeeze under the chin.
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A cut of beef including the parts around the neck, the shoulder blade, and the first few ribs.
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(chiefly west) Food.
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(cooking) Meat from the shoulder of a cow or other animal.
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A clucking sound.
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A gentle touch or tap.

She gave him an affectionate chuck under the chin.

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(informal) A casual throw.
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(slang) An act of vomiting.
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(cricket, informal) A throw, an incorrect bowling action.
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To make a clucking sound.
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To call, as a hen her chickens.

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To touch or tap gently.
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(informal) To throw, especially in a careless or inaccurate manner.

Chuck that magazine to me, would you?

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(informal) To discard, to throw away.

This food′s gone off - you′d better chuck it.

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(intransitive, slang) To vomit.
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(intransitive, cricket) To throw; to bowl with an incorrect action.
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(South Africa, slang, intransitive) To leave; to depart; to bounce.

Let's chuck.

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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.
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Abbreviation of woodchuck.
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(Scotland) A small pebble.
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A diminutive of the male given name Charles.
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(Canada, slang) The city of Edmonton (so named because of the large Ukrainian population; -chuk (-чук) is common suffix in Ukrainian surnames).
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(countable) A Chuck Taylor shoe (usually referred to in plural form, Chucks).
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
chuck
Plural:
chucks

Origin of chuck

  • Variant of chock possibly from French choc knock, blow shock1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Dialectal chuck lump perhaps variant of chock

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English chukken of imitative origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Onomatopoeic dialect term for chicken, imitative of a hen's cluck.

    From Wiktionary

  • Variant of chock.

    From Wiktionary

  • From woodchuck.

    From Wiktionary