to toss; throw with a quick motion, usually a short distance: Chuck that book to me, will you?
Informal. to resign from; relinquish; give up: He's chucked his job.
to pat, tap, or stroke lightly, as under the chin: She chucks her grown son under his chin as if he were still a baby.
Informal. to eject (a person) from a public place (often followed by out): They chucked him from the bar.I've been chucked out of better places than this!
Slang. to vomit; upchuck: It's the third time this week the dog's chucked his dinner.
a light pat, tap, or stroke, as under the chin: Let Grammy give her angel a little chuck.
a toss or pitch; a short throw: Give it a chuck over here.
a sudden jerk or change in direction: She gave the toboggan a chuck and we all tumbled off into the snow.
Idioms about chuck
chuck it, British Slang. stop it; shut up:Sorry for snapping, but your children don't know when to chuck it!
Other definitions for chuck (2 of 7)
the cut of beef between the neck and the shoulder blade: Braise the chuck and you'll have a tender, inexpensive piece of meat.
a block or log used as a chock: Have you got a chuck I can use to keep my wagon from rolling?
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.
Machinery. to hold or secure with a chuck: A poorly chucked drill bit is neither efficient nor safe.
Other definitions for chuck (3 of 7)
to cluck: The hypnotist made them chuck like chickens!A mother hen is chucking her chicks to come to her side.
a clucking sound: We heard a loud chuck and saw him dashing from the henhouse with our prized layer.
Archaic. (used as a term of endearment): my love, my chuck.
Other definitions for chuck (4 of 7)
food or provisions, as on a cattle ranch or trail: By the time we stopped for some chuck, I was too dang tired to eat.
Other definitions for chuck (5 of 7)
woodchuck: Those blasted chucks have wiped out our entire garden.
Other definitions for chuck (6 of 7)
water: Just give me some fresh air and clean chuck.
any body of water: Lordy, that Lake Nipigon is a beautiful chuck.
Other definitions for Chuck (7 of 7)
a male given name, form of Charles.
Older Slang: Usually Disparaging and Offensive.
a term used to refer to a white person.
white society, culture, and values.
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How to use chuck in a sentence
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In a now-viral video posted on May 21, 22-year-old designer Cecilia Monge juxtaposed designs she says she shared with Converse in November 2019 with both the Bright Poppy and Red Bark editions of the company’s chuck 70 National Parks high-tops.
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.How the World’s Best Workplaces have led the way in a year unlike any other | lbelanger225 | October 13, 2020 | Fortune
In effect, chuck and his team dared to trust that these clients would make good later on.How the World’s Best Workplaces have led the way in a year unlike any other | lbelanger225 | October 13, 2020 | Fortune
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 | THE 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 | THE 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 | THE 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)
informal to throw
to pat affectionately, esp under the chin
(sometimes foll by in or up) informal to give up; reject: he 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
British Dictionary definitions for chuck (2 of 4)
Also called: chuck steak a cut of beef extending from the neck to the shoulder blade
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
British Dictionary definitions for chuck (3 of 4)
(intr) a less common word for cluck (def. 2)
a clucking sound
a term of endearment
British Dictionary definitions for chuck (4 of 4)
a large body of water
short for saltchuck
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