Chuck - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |tʃʌk|  American pronunciation of the word chuck
Brit.  |tʃʌk|  British pronunciation of the word chuck

noun

- informal terms for a meal (syn: chow, eats, grub)
- the part of a forequarter from the neck to the ribs and including the shoulder blade
- a holding device consisting of adjustable jaws that center a workpiece in a lathe or center a tool in a drill

verb

- throw carelessly(syn: toss)
- throw away (syn: ditch)
- pat or squeeze fondly or playfully, especially under the chin (syn: pat)
- eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth (syn: barf, cast, cat, disgorge, honk, puke, purge, regorge, regurgitate, retch, sick, spew, spue, upchuck, vomit)

Examples

He chucked a pebble at me.

Climb to the top of the ladder and chuck the apples down to me.

Jim has chucked in his studies.

His old girl-friend chucked him finally.

This heater had to be chucked away because it didn't work.

I chucked my old T-shirt for it was badly worn.

I really must chuck out all those old newspapers.

A man was employed to chuck out any troublemakers.

The old lady was chucked out of the house because the owner wanted to pull it down.

Poor Billy was chucked out right on his birthday.

They got chucked off the bus.

All the old buddies gave the chuck as well.

Tania chucked her bag down on the sofa.

I chucked a few things into a suitcase and left.

Chuck me that pen, would you?

Phrasal verbs

chuck out  — throw or cast away

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: chuck
he/she/it: chucks
present participle: chucking
past tense: chucked
past participle: chucked
noun
singular: chuck
plural: chucks
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