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Meaning of CHUCK

Pronunciation:  chuk

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a holding device consisting of adjustable jaws that center a workpiece in a lathe or center a tool in a drill
  2. [n]  informal terms for a meal
  3. [n]  the part of a forequarter from the neck to the ribs and including the shoulder blade
  4. [v]  eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth; "After drinking too much, the students vomited"; "He purged continuously"; "The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night"
  5. [v]  pat or squeeze fondly or playfully, esp. under the chin
  6. [v]  throw carelessly; "chuck the ball"
  7. [v]  throw away (slang); "Chuck these old notes"

CHUCK is a 5 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: barf, be sick, cast, cat, chow, disgorge, ditch, eats, grub, honk, pat, puke, purge, regorge, regurgitate, retch, sick, spew, spue, throw up, toss, upchuck, vomit, vomit up
 Antonyms: keep down
 See Also: abandon, blade, caress, collet, collet chuck, cut of beef, drill, egest, electric drill, eliminate, excrete, fare, holding device, jaw, jaws, lathe, pass, shoulder, side of beef, throw



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Chuck\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Chucked}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Chucking}.] [Imitative of the sound.]
    1. To make a noise resembling that of a hen when she calls
       her chickens; to cluck.
    2. To chuckle; to laugh. [R.] --Marston.
  2. \Chuck\, v. t.
    To call, as a hen her chickens. --Dryden.
  3. \Chuck\, n.
    1. The chuck or call of a hen.
    2. A sudden, small noise.
    3. A word of endearment; -- corrupted from chick. ``Pray,
       chuck, come hither.'' --Shak.
  4. \Chuck\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Chucked}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Chucking}.] [F. choquer to strike. Cf. {Shock}, v. t.]
    1. To strike gently; to give a gentle blow to.
             Chucked the barmaid under the chin.   --W. Irving.
    2. To toss or throw smartly out of the hand; to pitch.
       [Colloq.] ``Mahomet Ali will just be chucked into the
       Nile.'' --Lord Palmerson.
    3. (Mech.) To place in a chuck, or hold by means of a chuck,
       as in turning; to bore or turn (a hole) in a revolving
       piece held in a chuck.
  5. \Chuck\, n.
    1. A slight blow or pat under the chin.
    2. A short throw; a toss.
    3. (Mach.) A contrivance or machine fixed to the mandrel of a
       lathe, for holding a tool or the material to be operated
    {Chuck farthing}, a play in which a farthing is pitched into
       a hole; pitch farthing.
    {Chuck hole}, a deep hole in a wagon rut.
    {Elliptic chuck}, a chuck having a slider and an eccentric
       circle, which, as the work turns round, give it a sliding
       motion across the center which generates an ellipse.
  6. \Chuck\ (ch[u^]k), n.
    1. A small pebble; -- called also {chuckstone} and
       {chuckiestone}. [Scot.]
    2. pl. A game played with chucks, in which one or more are
       tossed up and caught; jackstones. [Scot.]
  7. \Chuck\, n.
    A piece of the backbone of an animal, from between the neck
    and the collar bone, with the adjoining parts, cut for
    cooking; as, a chuck steak; a chuck roast. [Colloq.]
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