Eventually, the kidnappings became so common that they chucked ransoms for prisoner exchanges.
A third of lower Manhattan is built on fill, much of it chucked into the river by early New Yorkers.
The dustbin of history is full of politically incorrect trash, chucked there by the heavy hand of reactionary sensitivity.
It was around noon that Brinsley chucked the phone behind a radiator at the basketball stadium and went off the grid.
The other rider filled us in: one of the people watching us from the rim had chucked a rock behind my horse, spooking him.
Unopened, he chucked them one by one into the fire, but stopped at the last.
Hamilton, in the midst of his weekly report, chucked down his pen.
I never knew your equal for a clammy coward, Jim, before she chucked you up.'
We chucked away mos' every last thing on that hike but canteens an' rifles.
If you'd only seen how Master Collins looked when I shoved his missy fingers into the tar, and chucked the gloves o'board!
"to throw," 1590s, variant of chock "give a blow under the chin" (1580s), possibly from French choquer "to shock, strike against," imitative (see shock (n.1)). Related: Chucked; chucking.
"piece of wood or meat," 1670s, probably a variant of chock (n.) "block." "Chock and chuck appear to have been originally variants of the same word, which are now somewhat differentiated." Specifically of shoulder meat from early 18c. American English chuck wagon (1880) is from the meat sense.
"slight blow under the chin," 1610s, from chuck (v.1). Meaning "a toss, a throw" is from 1862. Related: Chucked; chucking.