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chunk

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[ chuhngk ]
/ tʃʌŋk /
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noun

verb (used with object)

to cut, break, or form into chunks: Chunk that wedge of cheese and put the pieces on a plate.
to remove a chunk or chunks from (often followed by out): Storms have chunked out the road.

verb (used without object)

to form, give off, or disintegrate into chunks: My tires have started to chunk.

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Idioms for chunk

    blow chunks, Slang. to vomit.

Origin of chunk

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First recorded in 1685–95; nasalized variant of chuck2

Definition for chunk (2 of 2)

chunk2
[ chuhngk ]
/ tʃʌŋk /

verb (used with object) South Midland and Southern U.S.

to toss or throw; chuck: chunking pebbles at the barn door.
to make or rekindle (a fire) by adding wood, coal, etc., or by stoking (sometimes followed by up).

Origin of chunk

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1825–35, Americanism; perhaps nasalized variant of chuck1
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British Dictionary definitions for chunk

chunk
/ (tʃʌŋk) /

noun

a thick solid piece, as of meat, wood, etc
a considerable amount

Word Origin for chunk

C17: variant of chuck ²
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