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1 informal terms for a meal [syn: chow, eats, grub]
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]

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see Chuck


Etymology 1

variant of chock


  1. Meat from the shoulder of a cow or other animal.
  2. 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.
  3. An act of vomiting.
  4. A gentle touch.
    She gave him an affectionate chuck under the chin.
  5. Friend or close acquaintance.
    Are you alright, chuck?

Etymology 2

variant of chock (maybe from French choqueur)


  1. 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?
  2. In the context of "transitive|informal": To discard, to throw away.
    This food's gone off - you'd better chuck it.
  3. In the context of "intransitive|slang": To vomit.
  4. In the context of "intransitive|cricket": To throw the ball rather than bowl it.
Derived terms
to throw carelessly
  • Finnish: nakata, vipata
to discard
slang: to vomit
  • Finnish: yrjötä
cricket: to throw the ball rather than bowl

Extensive Definition

Chuck is a nickname for Charles.
It may also apply to:


Fictional characters

Other uses

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

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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