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Meaning of chuck

chuck

Pronunciation: (chuk), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to toss; throw with a quick motion, usually a short distance.
  2. to resign from; relinquish; give up: He's chucked his job.
  3. to pat or tap lightly, as under the chin.
  4. to eject (a person) from a public place (often fol. by out): They chucked him from the bar.
  5. to vomit; upchuck.
  6. stop it; shut up.
—n.
  1. a light pat or tap, as under the chin.
  2. a toss or pitch; a short throw.
  3. a sudden jerk or change in direction.

chuck

Pronunciation: (chuk), [key]
— n.
  1. the cut of beef between the neck and the shoulder blade. See diag. under
  2. a block or log used as a chock.
    1. a device for centering and clamping work in a lathe or other machine tool.
    2. a device for holding a drill bit.
—v.t.
  1. to hold or secure with a chuck.

chuck

Pronunciation: (chuk), [key]
— v.t., v.i.
  1. to cluck.
—n.
  1. a clucking sound.
  2. (used as a term of endearment): my love, my chuck.

chuck

Pronunciation: (chuk), [key]
— n. Western U.S. Slang.
  1. food; provisions.

chuck

Pronunciation: (chuk), [key]
— n. Informal.
  1. woodchuck.

chuck

Pronunciation: (chuk), [key]
— n. Canadian Slang.
  1. water.
  2. any body of water.

Chuck

Pronunciation: (chuk), [key]
— n.
  1. a male given name, form of
    1. a white man.
    2. white society, culture, and values.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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