- to toss; throw with a quick motion, usually a short distance.
- Informal. to resign from; relinquish; give up: He's chucked his job.
- to pat or tap lightly, as under the chin.
- Informal. to eject (a person) from a public place (often followed by out): They chucked him from the bar.
- Slang. to vomit; upchuck.
- a light pat or tap, as under the chin.
- a toss or pitch; a short throw.
- a sudden jerk or change in direction.
- chuck it, British Slang. stop it; shut up.
Origin of chuck1
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- the cut of beef between the neck and the shoulder blade.
- a block or log used as a chock.
- a device for centering and clamping work in a lathe or other machine tool.
- a device for holding a drill bit.
- Machinery. to hold or secure with a chuck.
Origin of chuck2
- to cluck.
- a clucking sound.
- Archaic. (used as a term of endearment): my love, my chuck.
Origin of chuck3
Examples from the Web for chucked
It was around noon that Brinsley chucked the phone behind a radiator at the basketball stadium and went off the grid.Alleged Cop Killer Ismaaiyl Brinsley Had a Death Wish
December 22, 2014
He was frequently arrested and was chucked into the slammer three times.The Life and Art of Radical Provocateur—and Commune Leader—Otto Muehl
September 22, 2014
A third of lower Manhattan is built on fill, much of it chucked into the river by early New Yorkers.Dirty Jobs NYC: The Heroes of Trash
April 11, 2013
Eventually, the kidnappings became so common that they chucked ransoms for prisoner exchanges.Syrian Rebels, Regime Offer Dueling Tales of Karm al-Zeitoun Massacre
March 13, 2012
The other rider filled us in: one of the people watching us from the rim had chucked a rock behind my horse, spooking him.Monument Valley From the Eyes of a Krazy Kat and John Ford Fan
February 3, 2012
Every other boy had jerked them down and chucked them under the counter in a jiffy.The Widow O'Callaghan's Boys
Heneage, who threatened me, and indirectly her, has chucked the whole business.The Avenger
E. Phillips Oppenheim
He was mad with passion, and chucked his gloves down under the table.The Stark Munro Letters
J. Stark Munro
He winked at Bos'n and would have chucked her under the chin if she had not dodged.Cy Whittaker's Place
Joseph C. Lincoln
That bundle I chucked in the bow has a couple of sheepmen's outfits in it.
- informal to throw
- to pat affectionately, esp under the chin
- (sometimes foll by in or up) informal to give up; rejecthe chucked up his job; she chucked her boyfriend
- (intr usually foll by up) slang, mainly US to vomit
- chuck off at Australian and NZ informal to abuse or make fun of
- a throw or toss
- a playful pat under the chin
- the chuck informal dismissal
- Also called: chuck steak a cut of beef extending from the neck to the shoulder blade
- Also called: three jaw chucka device that holds a workpiece in a lathe or tool in a drill, having a number of adjustable jaws geared to move in unison to centralize the workpiece or tool
- Also called: four jaw chuck, independent jaw chucka similar device having independently adjustable jaws for holding an unsymmetrical workpiece
- (intr) a less common word for cluck (def. 2)
- a clucking sound
- a term of endearment
- a large body of water
- short for saltchuck
Word Origin and History for chucked
"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.