2 the part of a forequarter from the neck to the ribs and including the shoulder blade
3 a holding device consisting of adjustable jaws that center a workpiece in a lathe or center a tool in a drill
1 throw carelessly; "chuck the ball" [syn: toss]
2 throw away; "Chuck these old notes" [syn: ditch]
3 pat or squeeze fondly or playfully, especially under the chin [syn: pat]
4 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" [syn: vomit, vomit up, purge, cast, sick, cat, be sick, disgorge, regorge, retch, puke, barf, spew, spue, upchuck, honk, regurgitate, throw up] [ant: keep down]
- Rhymes: -ʌk
Etymology 1variant of chock
- Meat from the shoulder of a cow or other animal.
- In general, a mechanical device to hold something, such as a drill bit, firmly in place, as in a high-speed rotating machine such as a drill or grinder.
- An act of vomiting.
- A gentle touch.
- She gave him an affectionate chuck under the chin.
- Friend or close acquaintance.
- Are you alright, chuck?
- In the context of "transitive|Australia|UK|US|informal": To
throw, esp. in a careless
or inaccurate manner.
- Chuck that magazine to me, would you?
- In the context of "transitive|informal": To discard, to throw away.
- This food's gone off - you'd better chuck it.
- In the context of "intransitive|slang": To vomit.
- In the context of "intransitive|cricket": To throw the ball rather than bowl it.
to throw carelessly
- Finnish: nakata, vipata
slang: to vomit
- Finnish: yrjötä
cricket: to throw the ball rather than bowl
It may also apply to:
- Chuck Barris, a game show producer and host
- Chuck Berry, a rock and roll guitarist
- Chuck Campbell, a Canadian actor
- Chuck Klosterman, an American rock critic and author
- Chuck Norris, an American actor
- Chuck Palahniuk, a novelist
- Chuck Palumbo, a professional wrestler
- Chuck Schuldiner, a death metal musician commonly known as "The Father of Death Metal"
- Chuck Schumer, The senior U.S. Senator from New York
- Chuck Woolery, a game show host
- Chuck Liddell, a UFC fighter
- Chuck Briggs, American Punk Rock Guitarist
- Chuck Bartowski, the title character of the television series Chuck
- Chuck Bass, one of the main characters in the television series Gossip Girl
- Charlie Brown, called "Chuck" by Peppermint Patty
- Chuck E. Cheese, mascot of the Chuck E. Cheese's chain of restaurants
- Chuck Darling, one of the two main characters in the television situation comedy Back to You
- Chuck the Plant, mascot of sorts in several of LucasArts adventure games
- Chuck Rock, name of a video game
- Charles Schwab representative
- LeChuck, a pirate and the main villain appearing in the Monkey Island series of computer games
- Uncle Chuck, a character in Sonic the Hedgehog
- Charlotte "Chuck" Charles, one of the main characters from the television show Pushing Daisies
- Chuck, a character in Stargate Atlantis
- Chucky (Child's Play) the doll from the Child's Play movie series
- Chuckie Finster a character from Rugrats
- Chuck (TV series), an American TV series
- ChucK, a programming language for computer music
- Chuck (album), an album by Sum 41
- Chuck steak, a type of steak
- Chuck Taylor All-Stars, the popular canvas shoe produced by Converse Shoes, also referred to as "Chucks"
- Chucks is also a short form for nunchucks or nunchaku, a kind of martial arts weapon
- A chuck (engineering), a part of a machine tool such as a lathe that securely holds a removable part
- Chuck, a popular but incorrect name for the FreeBSD mascot
- Chuck or upchuck is slang for Vomiting
chuck in German: Chuck
chuck in French: Chuck
chuck in Korean: 척
chuck in Italian: Chuck
chuck in Japanese: チャック
chuck in Russian: Чак
chuck in Swedish: Chuck
chuck in Turkish: Chuck
Chateaubriand, abandon, abjure, abstract, anchorage, barf, be seasick, be sick, beak, blade roast, boot out, bounce, bowl, breast, bring up, brisket, brush, brush aside, bunt, cackle, call, carol, cast, cast aside, cast at, cast away, cast off, cast out, catapult, caw, change of pace, change-up, chase, chatter, cheep, chirk, chirp, chirr, chirrup, chitter, chow, chuck, chuck at, chuck out, chuck roast, chuck up, chunk, clack, clap, clear, clear away, clear out, clear the decks, clod, cluck, cock-a-doodle-doo, cold cuts, contemn, contradict, coo, croak, cronk, crow, cuckoo, curve, cut out, dab, dart, dash, decline, deep-six, defenestrate, deny, deport, desert, despise, detrude, disapprove, discard, discharge, disclaim, discount, disdain, disgorge, dismiss, disown, dispose of, disregard, ditch, downcurve, drum, dump, eats, egest, eighty-six, eject, elide, eliminate, eradicate, evict, except, exclude, exile, expatriate, expel, extrude, fastball, feed the fish, filet mignon, fillip, fire, fire at, flank, flick, fling, fling at, flip, flirt, fork, forsake, forswear, forward pass, gabble, gag, gaggle, get quit of, get rid of, get shut of, give away, give the hook, gobble, graze, grub, grubbery, guggle, harborage, haven, heave, heave at, heave out, heave the gorge, honk, hoo, hoot, hurl, hurl against, hurl at, hurtle, ignore, incurve, jerk, jettison, jilt, junk, keck, kick downstairs, kick out, knuckle, knuckleball, lance, lateral, lateral pass, launch, let fly, let fly at, liquidate, lob, loin, obtrude, oust, out, outcurve, outlaw, part with, pass, pass by, pass up, pat, peck, peep, peg, pelt, pick, pick out, pip, pipe, pitch, pitchfork, plank, plate, plate piece, plop, plump, plunk, port, pot roast, puke, purge, push aside, put, put out, put the shot, quack, quit, rack, rap, rebuff, recant, refuse, refuse to consider, regurgitate, reject, remove, renounce, repel, repudiate, repulse, retch, rib roast, ribs, riding, roads, roadstead, roast, roll, rolled roast, root out, root up, round, rump, rump roast, saddle, scold, scout, scrap, screwball, serve, service, shank, shed, short ribs, shot-put, shoulder, shoulder clod, shove away, shy, shy at, sick up, sing, sinker, sirloin, slap, slider, sling, sling at, slough, snap, spew, spitball, spitter, spurn, squawk, strike off, strike out, tap, tenderloin, throw, throw at, throw away, throw out, throw over, throw overboard, throw up, thrust, thrust out, tickle, tilt, tip, toss, toss at, toss out, toss overboard, touch, trill, turn away, turn out, tweet, twit, twitter, upchuck, upcurve, vomit, waive, warble, weed out, whisk, whistle