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transitive verb

[with object]informal
  • 1Throw (something) carelessly or casually.

    • ‘someone chucked a brick through the window’
    • ‘chucking money at the problem won't solve it’
    throw, toss, fling, hurl, pitch, cast, lob, launch, flip, catapult, shy, dash, project, propel, send, bowl
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    1. 1.1Throw (something) away.
      • ‘she kept the personal bits and pieces and chucked the rest’
      throw away, discard, throw out, dispose of, get rid of, toss out, dump, bin, scrap, jettison
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  • 2British Give up (a job or activity)

    • ‘Richard chucked in his course’
    • ‘she wanted to chuck her job’
    give up, leave, resign from, abandon, relinquish
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    1. 2.1End a relationship with (a partner)
      • ‘Mary chucked him for another guy’
      leave, throw over, drop, finish with, stop going out with, break off one's relationship with, desert, abandon, leave high and dry
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noun

informal British
  • 1A throw.

  • 2the chuckA dismissal or rejection.

    • ‘he's still wondering why and how Mrs T got the chuck’

Phrases

    chuck it in
    informal
    • Abandon a course of action or way of life, especially for another that is radically different.

      • ‘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.’
      • ‘But don't feel too sorry for them, he went on to say, such people are trapped because they are too highly qualified, too highly paid and too highly committed to chuck it all in and start over.’
      • ‘Sometimes, I'm convinced that I could do it - particularly at those moments when life dishes out a little too much to put up with and I feel that I could quite happily chuck it all in.’
      • ‘I was surprised that no one posted that we should just chuck it all in and let the child sleep with us - that bit of advice invariably pops up when we speak with friends of ours who have children.’
      • ‘We are all familiar with the countless tomes written over the past two decades by career women who have decided to chuck it all in to spend more time with their kids.’
      • ‘Unfortunately, it's highly unlikely that I would be able to chuck it all in and go make nature movies.’
      • ‘So the minute he is old enough he chucks it all in and goes travelling, joining in the wars which were boiling away in Europe at this time.’
      • ‘The two met one day on this very patio and decided to chuck it all in order to start up a ‘bad pun magazine.’’
    chuck it
    informal
    • Stop doing something.

      • ‘chuck it, Ross!’

Phrasal Verbs

    chuck someone out
    informal
    • Expel someone from a place, organization, or activity.

      • ‘the tenants have been chucked out of the cottages’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Oh I see, they're chucking Lisa out and trying to close up for the day.’
      • ‘He said he only went back for his coat… but I chucked him out again.’
      • ‘Hopefully they won't actually chuck me out if I do sneak in.’
      • ‘He was holding weekly sales in Skipton Town Hall until officialdom stepped in: the fire brigade ruled that Holmes' barrows and other garden furniture were a fire hazard and he was chucked out.’
      • ‘‘If we had physically chucked him out of the window and he had landed on the ground rather than the roof, we would have been in trouble as the law stands,’ he said.’
      • ‘Remember what happened to King Lear; he generously gave away everything to his daughters, who then chucked him out.’
      • ‘He chucked her out onto the street and they soon divorced.’
      • ‘I was 15 years old and I went to the police station because I was homeless and I had nowhere to stay - my family had chucked me out.’
      • ‘Eventually, some transmission came through his little ear widget and he shoved me on to another bouncer who escorted me down a dingy hall, stamped my wrist, and chucked me out into the alley.’
      • ‘‘We've the same sense of humour,’ said Sylvia, before noting with a chuckle ‘but give us a week and you'd never know she might be chucking me out.’’
      • ‘By the time he is chucked out of the funeral home, he has stirred the audience's pity and contempt in equal measure.’
      • ‘Eventually we were chucked out of the pub and made our way, drunk and happy back to the house to carry on until we passed out wherever we stood.’
      • ‘It then got a bit ugly - the night porter was called and tried to ‘arrest’ me and chuck me out.’
      • ‘I feel angry because they just want to chuck me out.’
      • ‘Then one day, he came in saying he had been chucked out of home and needed £100 for a deposit for a house.’
      • ‘We survived although a lot of people didn't and when we reached Australia we were chucked out on the streets and were left to fend for ourselves.’
      • ‘Unfortunately he has now chucked me out of the family home, saying he never wishes to set eyes on me ever again, but I am so elated by having been accepted by the Marines that, believe me, I can live with this.’
    chuck up
    British informal
    • Vomit.

      • ‘I nearly chucked up’
    chuck something out
    informal
    • Throw something away.

      • ‘they were the least likely to chuck out food’
      throw away, discard, throw out, dispose of, get rid of, toss out, dump, bin, scrap, jettison
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Origin

Late 17th century (as a verb): from chuck.

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transitive verb

[with object]
  • Touch (someone) playfully or gently under the chin.

    ‘he chucked the baby under its chin’
    • ‘‘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.’
    • ‘She chose that moment to chuck him under the chin, laughter lighting her eyes.’
    • ‘‘Of course,’ I say with a smile, chucking her under the chin.’

noun

  • A playful touch under the chin.

    ‘she gave him a good-natured chuck under the chin’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Grinning, Jem bends down and chucks Chelsea under her 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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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.

    ‘a power-drill chuck’
    • ‘a three-jaw chuck’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The base of the carbon mandrel is placed in the chuck of an electric drill.’
    • ‘Place the wood in the chuck of an electric drill which is held in a vice.’
    • ‘Also on display are solutions for workholding applications, as well as solutions for turning applications, which include manual lathe chucks, hydraulic power chucks and chuck jaws.’
    • ‘This should loosen the drill chuck from the threaded spindle.’
    • ‘The tool surrounds the workpiece and it provides the cutting speed while the workpiece is rotated by the hydraulic chucks; this provides the feed.’
    • ‘Options include live spindle with C axis, part and tool probe systems, and a range of manual or hydraulic chucks and automatic chuck changers.’
    • ‘It is a vertical machine with the chuck on top and the whirling head, which is fixed, below: the chuck brings the part to the tool.’
    • ‘His father was a good friend of John Ibbetson, reasonably well known even today for having invented and written about a tool used in ornamental wood turning called the geometric chuck.’
    • ‘The collar of the chuck, which is spring loaded, is pulled back to release the bit, and when released locks the bit into the chuck with an internal mechanism which engages the notch in the bit.’
    • ‘The fixed-base router, the router in its most basic form, puts a universal motor in a convenient holder that allows the chuck and bit to be adjusted up and down.’
    • ‘Most new 3/8 " drills already come with a keyless chuck.’
    • ‘Remove the bit and look for any slack in the keyless chuck.’
    • ‘Once I have finished the stem, the balsa wood is removed from the drill chuck.’
    • ‘When configured as a drill, the tool includes a 24-position clutch and a keyless chuck.’
    • ‘The wood in the drill chuck is hand shaped using glass paper to produce the sight tip.’
    • ‘The edger's chuck turns slowly as the lens is cut to shape.’
    • ‘I then work back to the drill chuck turning the tapering stem.’
  • 2A cut of beef that extends from the neck to the ribs, typically used for stewing.

    ‘the trays of fat-speckled chuck and sweetbreads had been put in the refrigerator’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘That's about the amount in your favorite zinc-enriched breakfast cereal such as specially fortified cornflakes or raisin bran - or in a sizzling, 6-ounce beef chuck steak, for instance.’
    • ‘The beef type chuck includes chuck, clod, and round.’
    • ‘The first gentleman behind the counter said they didn't make their ground beef with chuck.’
    • ‘Stewed beef chuck is wonderful in curry but needs to be precooked; the 90 minutes it takes to make cubes of chuck roast tender is too long to simmer a curry.’
    • ‘If you choose cuts of meat labeled chuck or round they will be less tender.’
    • ‘To prepare her meat, she seared a 2-pound chuck roast and 4 country-style ribs in a large Dutch oven.’
    • ‘Bloom feels that ground chuck is a better choice because sirloin loses its fat and juices, especially on the grill.’
    • ‘They also found that higher levels of marbling were preferred for loin steaks but discounted in chuck roasts.’
    • ‘I feel I deserve a little bit of happiness, I am not asking for the whole pie, just a good fatty chuck.’
    • ‘There were nice fatty chuck roasts, rolled flanks and skirts, four kinds of fresh looking ground beef in those pretty crowns that I knew I'd never learn to make.’
    • ‘Here are a few guidelines: if you are preparing a red meat based stew use front quarter cuts like a pork shoulder or a beef chuck or ribs.’
    • ‘I use chuck steak because I can find good quality at a reasonable price.’
    • ‘Back then, meatloaf prepared with 27% fat ground chuck was standard fare.’
    • ‘In recent years, there has been a move toward chilled chucks and rounds and away from loins as the result of stagnant incomes in Japan and continued high prices for imported beef.’
    • ‘They prefer chuck roast, cut into 1-inch cubes to hamburger or ground beef.’
    • ‘They also found that higher levels of marbling were preferred for loin steaks but discounted in chuck roasts.’
    • ‘I use chuck steak because I can find good quality at a reasonable price.’

Origin

Late 17th century, as a variant of chock; see also chunk.

Pronunciation

chuck

/CHək/ /tʃək/

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noun

informal US
  • Food or provisions.

    • ‘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 chuck.

Pronunciation

chuck

/CHək/ /tʃək/

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noun

informal Northern English
  • Used as a friendly form of address.

    • ‘“Can I help you at all, chuck?”’

Origin

Late 16th century alteration of chick.

Pronunciation

chuck

/CHək/ /tʃək/

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noun

North American
short for woodchuck

Pronunciation

chuck

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