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Verb: chuck  chúk
  1. Throw carelessly
    "chuck the ball";
    - toss, huck [N. Amer, informal], sling [Brit, informal]
     
  2. Throw away
    "Chuck these old notes";
    - ditch [informal]
     
  3. Touch or squeeze fondly or playfully
    - pat
     
  4. [informal] Eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth
    "After drinking too much, the students chucked";
    - vomit, vomit up, purge, sick, cat [informal], be sick, disgorge, regorge [archaic], retch, barf [informal], spew [informal], spue [archaic], upchuck [N. Amer, informal], honk [Brit, informal], regurgitate, throw up, hurl [informal], vom [informal], keck [informal], chuck up [Brit, informal], chunder [Brit, informal], boke [UK, dialect], boak [UK, dialect]
     
  5. [Brit, informal] Rain heavily
    "Put on your rain coat-- it's chucking outside!";
    - pour, pelt, rain cats and dogs [informal], rain buckets [informal], belt down [informal], pelt down [informal], teem [informal], bucket [Brit, informal], tip [Brit, informal], chuck it down [Brit, informal]
     
  6. [Brit, informal] Sever all ties with, usually unceremoniously or irresponsibly
    - dump [informal], ditch [informal]
Noun: chuck  chúk
  1. [N. Amer, informal] The food and drink that are regularly served or consumed
    - fare, chow [informal], eats [informal], grub [informal]
     
  2. The part of a forequarter from the neck to the ribs and including the shoulder blade
    - chuck steak
     
  3. A holding device consisting of adjustable jaws that centre a workpiece in a lathe or centre a tool in a drill
     
  4. [Brit, informal] The termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)
    - dismissal, dismission, discharge, firing, liberation, release, sack, sacking, the boot [informal], the chop [Brit, informal], the axe [informal], severance, heave-ho [informal]
     
  5. [UK, dialect] A friend or close acquaintance
    "Are you alright, chuck?"

Derived forms: chucking, chucks, chucked

Type of: abandon, caress, conclusion, cut of beef, egest, eliminate, ending, excrete, fondle, food, get rid of, holding device, nutrient, pass, rain, rain down, remove, termination, throw, wing

Part of: drill, electric drill, lathe, side of beef

Encyclopedia: Chuck