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Meaning of chunk

chunk

Pronunciation: (chungk), [key]
— n.
  1. a thick mass or lump of anything: a chunk of bread; a chunk of firewood.
  2. a thick-set and strong person.
  3. a strong and stoutly built horse or other animal.
  4. a substantial amount of something: Rent is a real chunk out of my pay.
—v.t.
  1. to cut, break, or form into chunks: Chunk that wedge of cheese and put the pieces on a plate.
  2. to remove a chunk or chunks from (often fol. by out): Storms have chunked out the road.
—v.i.
  1. to form, give off, or disintegrate into chunks: My tires have started to chunk.

chunk

Pronunciation: (chungk), [key]
— v.t. South Midland and Southern U.S.
  1. to toss or throw; chuck: chunking pebbles at the barn door.
  2. to make or rekindle (a fire) by adding wood, coal, etc., or by stoking (sometimes followed by up).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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