chuck

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[ chuhk ]
/ tʃʌk /
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verb (used with object)

noun

Idioms

    chuck it, British Slang. stop it; shut up.

Origin of chuck

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First recorded in 1575–85; origin uncertain
SYNONYMS FOR chuck
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British Dictionary definitions for chuck out (1 of 5)

chuck out


verb

(tr, adverb often foll by of) informal to eject forcibly (from); throw out (of)he was chucked out of the lobby

British Dictionary definitions for chuck out (2 of 5)

chuck

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/ (tʃʌk) /

verb (mainly tr)

noun

Word Origin for chuck

C16: of unknown origin

British Dictionary definitions for chuck out (3 of 5)

chuck

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/ (tʃʌk) /

noun

Also called: chuck steak a cut of beef extending from the neck to the shoulder blade
  1. 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
  2. Also called: four jaw chuck, independent jaw chuck a similar device having independently adjustable jaws for holding an unsymmetrical workpiece

Word Origin for chuck

C17: variant of chock

British Dictionary definitions for chuck out (4 of 5)

chuck

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/ (tʃʌk) /

verb

(intr) a less common word for cluck (def. 2)

noun

a clucking sound
a term of endearment

Word Origin for chuck

C14 chukken to cluck, of imitative origin

British Dictionary definitions for chuck out (5 of 5)

chuck

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/ (tʃʌk) /

noun Canadian West coast

a large body of water
short for saltchuck

Word Origin for chuck

C19: from Chinook Jargon, from Nootka chauk
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