Chucking



[chuhk] /tʃʌk/

verb (used with object)
1.
to toss; throw with a quick motion, usually a short distance.
2.
Informal. to resign from; relinquish; give up:
He’s chucked his job.
3.
to pat or tap lightly, as under the chin.
4.
Informal. to eject (a person) from a public place (often followed by out):
They chucked him from the bar.
5.
Slang. to vomit; .
noun
6.
a light pat or tap, as under the chin.
7.
a toss or pitch; a short throw.
8.
a sudden jerk or change in direction.
Idioms
9.
chuck it, British Slang. stop it; shut up.
[chuhk] /tʃʌk/
noun
1.
the cut of beef between the neck and the shoulder blade.
2.
a block or log used as a chock.
3.
Machinery.

verb (used with object)
4.
Machinery. to hold or secure with a chuck.
[chuhk] /tʃʌk/
verb (used with or without object)
1.
to cluck.
noun
2.
a clucking sound.
3.
Archaic. (used as a term of endearment):
my love, my chuck.
/tʃʌk/
verb (mainly transitive)
1.
(informal) to throw
2.
to pat affectionately, esp under the chin
3.
(informal) sometimes foll by in or up. to give up; reject: he chucked up his job, she chucked her boyfriend
4.
(slang, mainly US) (intransitive) usually foll by up. to vomit
5.
(Austral & NZ, informal) chuck off at, to abuse or make fun of
noun
6.
a throw or toss
7.
a playful pat under the chin
8.
(informal) the chuck, dismissal
/tʃʌk/
noun
1.
Also called chuck steak. a cut of beef extending from the neck to the shoulder blade
2.

/tʃʌk/
verb
1.
(intransitive) a less common word for cluck (sense 2)
noun
2.
a clucking sound
3.
a term of endearment
/tʃʌk/
noun (Canadian W coast)
1.
a large body of water
2.
short for saltchuck
v.

“to throw,” 1590s, variant of chock “give a blow under the chin” (1580s), possibly from French choquer “to shock, strike against,” imitative (see shock (n.1)). Related: Chucked; chucking.
n.

“piece of wood or meat,” 1670s, probably a variant of chock (n.) “block.” “Chock and chuck appear to have been originally variants of the same word, which are now somewhat differentiated.” Specifically of shoulder meat from early 18c. American English chuck wagon (1880) is from the meat sense.

“slight blow under the chin,” 1610s, from chuck (v.1). Meaning “a toss, a throw” is from 1862. Related: Chucked; chucking.

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