verb (used with object)
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Idioms for chuck
Origin of chuck1
Words nearby chuck
Definition for chuck (2 of 7)
- a device for centering and clamping work in a lathe or other machine tool: You can't do the fine lathe work on the spindles without a proper chuck.
- a device for holding a drill bit: This drill has a keyless chuck, which is great for jobs requiring frequent bit changes.
verb (used with object)
Definition for chuck (3 of 7)
verb (used with or without object)
Origin of chuck3
Definition for chuck (4 of 7)
noun Western U.S. Slang.
Origin of chuck4
Definition for chuck (5 of 7)
Origin of chuck5
Definition for chuck (6 of 7)
noun Canadian Slang.
Origin of chuck6
Definition for chuck (7 of 7)
- a term used to refer to a white person.
- white society, culture, and values.
usage note for Chuck
Example sentences from the Web for chuck
Chuck introduced me as “The Unknown Comic,” and I came running out with the bag on my head.
Once the pandemic hit, Chuck and his leadership began weekly “check-ins” of 75 minutes to listen to employees and address questions.
In effect, Chuck and his team dared to trust that these clients would make good later on.
Earlier in the segment, host Chuck Todd had asked him if he understood and acknowledged that black people have a fear of police.
From practically the day he took office as the 24th Secretary of Defense less than two years ago, Chuck Hagel was a marked man.Hagel Takes a Bullet for Obama: Inside the Defense Secretary’s Sudden Firing|Shane Harris, Tim Mak|November 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“There was one good thing about it,” Chuck Davis says about his time in captivity.‘Argo’ in the Congo: The Ghosts of the Stanleyville Hostage Crisis|Nina Strochlic|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Former Missouri State Senator Chuck Graham is paraplegic and confined to a wheelchair.
I assume he thinks Chuck Taylors are still as the sneaker of choice and supports the idea of grabbing a quick smoke before tipoff.2014 NBA Preview: Skinny LeBron and the Racist Ghost of Donald Sterling|Robert Silverman|October 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Each of them was chuck full of that dubious sort of pride that has busted up more than one love-fiesta.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
He would chuck one under the chin, or feel diffidently the soft little cheek, but a closer familiarity scared him.Cabin Fever|B. M. Bower
The chuck-chuck-chuck of the gas engine told that Welborn was already on the job at the mine.David Lannarck, Midget|George S. Harney
Then he shoved the weapon into Denton's hand, and hurried him over the shingle with the remark, 'Now chuck off the fleece, Peter.Menotah|Ernest G. Henham
Dat one ob de beasts what chuck de pusson in de water alive in de sack, sar.Jack Harkaway's Boy Tinker Among The Turks|Bracebridge Hemyng
British Dictionary definitions for chuck (1 of 4)
verb (mainly tr)
Word Origin for chuck
British Dictionary definitions for chuck (2 of 4)
- Also called: three jaw chuck a 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 chuck a similar device having independently adjustable jaws for holding an unsymmetrical workpiece