There are 6 definitions of chuck in English:

chuck1

Syllabification: chuck
Pronunciation: /CHək
 
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informal

verb

[with object]
1Throw (something) carelessly or casually: someone chucked a brick through the window figurative chucking money at the problem won’t solve it
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  • There's amusement in his eyes as he strides into the room casually chucking his jacket over the back of the sofa.
  • People in the town feed these pigeons and until they stop chucking food about we will not get rid of them.
  • But I also agree with him that the second may be a bit more positive than just the government chucking money at traffic jams.
Synonyms
1.1Throw (something) away: they make a living out of stuff people chuck out
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  • The pleasure of having a disk that is brimming to capacity, chucking it out and throwing in a new one that's 5 times the size is immeasurable.
  • A former Dutch prosecutor, who resigned last year after it emerged he had chucked his old PC out with the trash is in trouble again.
  • Besides, I felt relieved as I didn't have to chuck the stuff away.
Synonyms
1.2Give up (a job or activity) suddenly: Richard chucked his cultural studies course
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  • That's when the Minish athlete chucked in her pensionable job for the hard world of professional athletics, but she has been an admirable student since then.
  • Oh, and did I mention that 12 months prior I had chucked in a cushy job in a University Science department to pursue this dream?
  • Freshly enrolled in Ballyfermot senior college in Dublin, the former waiter knew he was right to have chucked in his old job and turned his hand to journalism.
1.3Break off a relationship with (a partner): Mary chucked him for another guy
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  • McFadden has been through a lot: painfully and publicly dumped by her husband, then chucked again by the publicity-seeking Dan Corsi.
  • For the most part, it's about getting back at people who chucked you.
  • He becomes homesick, his girlfriend chucks him for a Tannadice midfielder, he takes to drink and gives up the game.
Synonyms
leave, throw over, finish with, break off with, jilt
informal dump, ditch

Origin

late 17th century (as a verb): from chuck2.

Phrases

chuck it all in

Abandon a course of action or way of life, especially for another that is radically different.
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  • Having toyed with chucking it all in after hearing a friend had committed suicide, with his music as the soundtrack, Lanegan was swayed by the argument that perhaps his songs lifted rather than deepened the depression of his listeners.
  • But after all that study and wading through red tape, they'd chucked it all in for a life of baked beans, roll-ups and art.
  • With no gigs, no show and no prospects, Sadowitz chucked it all in and worked behind the counter in a friend's magic shop for five years.

Phrasal verbs

chuck someone out

Force someone to leave a building: the tenants have been chucked out of the cottages
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  • We couldn't believe how unprofessional he was - not to give some kind of formal warning first or have a meeting with us, but just to chuck us out immediately, two young girls on their own.
  • Later, despite his feeble protestations, she petulantly chucks him out.
  • She giggled about it and called over this big guy who chucked me out by the ear.

Derivatives

chucker

noun
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  • Cricket history is replete with examples of chuckers - the most memorable for Indian fans being West Indian paceman Charlie Griffith whose bowling nearly killed Nari Contractor at Barbados in 1962.
  • Right now they all appear to be tarred with the same brush - albeit inadvertently innocent to say the least, given known chuckers in cricket were forced from the game down the years.
  • I don't want to name names, but you don't need to be a rocket scientist to work out who the chuckers are.

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There are 6 definitions of chuck in English:

chuck2

Syllabification: chuck
Pronunciation: /CHək
 
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verb

[with object]
Touch (someone) playfully or gently under the chin.
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  • ‘You won't go short!’ she says to her son in baby talk, chucking him under the chin.
  • Nicholas laughed and lightly chucked Susan under the chin.
  • She smiled wickedly and chucked him under the chin.

noun

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A playful touch under the chin.
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  • But let's be clear there - a chuck under the chin is quite sufficient to convince me that affection can last the distance.
  • He gave the toddler a chuck under the chin which earned him a toothy grin.
  • Kelly reached forward and gave her a token chuck under the chin.

Origin

early 17th century (as a noun): probably from Old French chuquer, later choquer 'to knock, bump', of unknown ultimate origin.

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chuck3

Syllabification: chuck
Pronunciation: /CHək
 
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noun

1A device for holding a workpiece in a lathe or a tool in a drill, typically having three or four jaws that move radially in and out.
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  • One of the challenges of crank grinding relates to clamping the workpiece in the chuck so that the crank pin can be cylindrically ground.
  • To make the feet, the turner placed an offset chuck on the lathe and turned this part of the leg along a second axis.
  • Other keyless devices consist of rotating knobs (similar to a chuck on a drill) on the slide mechanism.
2A cut of beef that extends from the neck to the ribs, typically used for stewing.
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  • Shred about 10 ounces cooked beef brisket or chuck.
  • Cut the pork, venison, chuck steak and kielbasa sausage into 2.5cm / 1in cubes, then toss together in the flour.
  • Similarly, the steak and kidney pie is now made with best blade steak rather than chuck beef.

Origin

late 17th century, as a variant of chock; see also chunk1.

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chuck4

Syllabification: chuck
Pronunciation: /CHək
 
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noun

informal
Food or provisions.
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  • Moving to America, one finds that the category of food known as chuck to cowboys is rich in examples of one-pot dishes.

Origin

mid 19th century: perhaps the same word as chuck3.

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chuck5

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noun

Northern English informal
Used as a friendly form of address: ‘Can I help you at all, chuck?’

Origin

late 16th century: alteration of chick1.

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chuck6

Syllabification: chuck
Pronunciation: /CHək
 
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noun

Short for woodchuck.

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