[chuhk-uh l] /ˈtʃʌk əl/
verb (used without object), chuckled, chuckling.
to laugh softly or amusedly, usually with satisfaction:
They chuckled at the child’s efforts to walk.
to laugh to oneself:
to chuckle while reading.
Obsolete. to cluck, as a fowl.
a soft laugh, usually of satisfaction.
Obsolete. the cluck of a hen.
to laugh softly or to oneself
(of animals, esp hens) to make a clucking sound
a partly suppressed laugh
1590s, frequentative of Middle English chukken “make a clucking noise” (late 14c.), of echoic origin. It originally meant “noisy laughter.” Related: Chuckled; chuckling.
1754, from chuckle (v.).
- Chuck it in
verb phrase To give up or quit: chucked it in a long time ago
[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 […]
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