Chuck meaning

chŭk
To throw with a quick, short movement; pitch; toss.
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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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A toss; throw.
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(informal) To discard, to throw away.

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

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To pat or squeeze fondly or playfully, especially under the chin.
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To give up; quit.

Chucked her job.

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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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A clucking sound.
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(slang) A friend or close acquaintance; term of endearment.

Are you all right, chuck?

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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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Food.
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To make 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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A light tap or squeeze under the chin.
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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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(cooking) Meat from the shoulder of a cow or other animal.
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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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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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(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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(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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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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(slang) An act of vomiting.
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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