There are 2 definitions of chunk in English:

chunk1

Syllabification: chunk
Pronunciation: /CHəNGk
 
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noun

1A thick, solid piece of something: huge chunks of masonry littered the street
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  • The pieces of rabbit were brown and almost crispy on the outside, encasing solid chunks of nicely roasted meat.
  • The salad was a sad little remnant of a 1980s salad made mostly of iceberg lettuce, thick chunks of onion and thicker chunks of cucumber.
  • The thick meaty sauce with chunks of beef and pork was delicious.
Synonyms
1.1 [in singular] An amount or part of something: fuel takes a large chunk of their small income
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  • Michael has given them a chunk of capital amounting to about £500,000 between them.
  • The advent of the private finance initiative has made trust managements even more conscious of the need to keep a lid on pay, because a chunk of their budget goes to the companies that build and maintain the buildings.
  • Even before households decide what to do with their federal tax breaks, cash-strapped states and localities are claiming a chunk of that change.

verb

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1North American Divide (something) into chunks: chunk four pounds of pears
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  • An equilibrium culture was obtained by chunking a block of agar containing worms from an old plate onto a new plate seeded with bacteria once every 3-4 days over a period of 1 month.
  • Start with 2 cups of sliced or chunked firm radishes.
  • In addition to chunking time, historians also need to chunk space, focusing on specific areas of the world as well as on specific periods.
1.1(In psychology or linguistic analysis) group together (connected items or words) so that they can be stored or processed as single concepts.
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  • Information that is chunked and linked is easier to remember, and to learn with songs and patterns.
  • He obviously couldn't chunk even Spanish words into pronounceable blocks.
  • George Miller, a pioneer in the study of cognitive psychology and memory, suggested that this ‘something more’ often consists of the process of chunking.

Origin

late 17th century: apparently an alteration of chuck3.

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Pronunciation: ˌɪntəˈniːsʌɪn
adjective
destructive to both sides in a conflict

There are 2 definitions of chunk in English:

chunk2

Syllabification: chunk
Pronunciation: /CHəNGk
 
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verb

[no object] chiefly North American
Move with or make a muffled, metallic sound: the door chunked behind them
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  • I wasn't used to the heavy shoes and this became evident when my leg flew out sideways and chunked into a young lady's shin.
  • The waterwheel distantly chunked and gurgled.
  • The door chunked behind them.

Origin

late 19th century: imitative.

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