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chuck1

[chuhk] /tʃʌk/
verb (used with object)
1.
to toss; throw with a quick motion, usually a short distance.
2.
Informal. to resign from; relinquish; give up:
He's chucked his job.
3.
to pat or tap lightly, as under the chin.
4.
Informal. to eject (a person) from a public place (often followed by out):
They chucked him from the bar.
5.
Slang. to vomit; upchuck.
noun
6.
a light pat or tap, as under the chin.
7.
a toss or pitch; a short throw.
8.
a sudden jerk or change in direction.
Idioms
9.
chuck it, British Slang. stop it; shut up.
Origin
1575-1585
1575-85; origin uncertain
Synonyms
1. fling, pitch, heave, hurl.

chuck2

[chuhk] /tʃʌk/
noun
1.
the cut of beef between the neck and the shoulder blade.
2.
a block or log used as a chock.
3.
Machinery.
  1. a device for centering and clamping work in a lathe or other machine tool.
  2. a device for holding a drill bit.
verb (used with object)
4.
Machinery. to hold or secure with a chuck.
Origin
1665-75; variant of chock. See chunk1

chuck3

[chuhk] /tʃʌk/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
1.
to cluck.
noun
2.
a clucking sound.
3.
Archaic. (used as a term of endearment):
my love, my chuck.
Origin
1350-1400; Middle English chuk, expressive word, apparently imitative
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British Dictionary definitions for chucked

chuck1

/tʃʌk/
verb (mainly transitive)
1.
(informal) to throw
2.
to pat affectionately, esp under the chin
3.
(informal) sometimes foll by in or up. to give up; reject: he chucked up his job, she chucked her boyfriend
4.
(slang, mainly US) (intransitive) usually foll by up. to vomit
5.
(Austral & NZ, informal) chuck off at, to abuse or make fun of
noun
6.
a throw or toss
7.
a playful pat under the chin
8.
(informal) the chuck, dismissal
See also chuck in, chuck out
Word Origin
C16: of unknown origin

chuck2

/tʃʌk/
noun
1.
Also called chuck steak. a cut of beef extending from the neck to the shoulder blade
2.
  1. Also called three jaw chuck. a device that holds a workpiece in a lathe or tool in a drill, having a number of adjustable jaws geared to move in unison to centralize the workpiece or tool
  2. Also called four jaw chuck, independent jaw chuck. a similar device having independently adjustable jaws for holding an unsymmetrical workpiece
Word Origin
C17: variant of chock

chuck3

/tʃʌk/
verb
1.
(intransitive) a less common word for cluck (sense 2)
noun
2.
a clucking sound
3.
a term of endearment
Word Origin
C14 chukken to cluck, of imitative origin

chuck4

/tʃʌk/
noun (Canadian W coast)
1.
a large body of water
2.
short for saltchuck
Word Origin
C19: from Chinook Jargon, from Nootka chauk
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Word Origin and History for chucked

chuck

v.

"to throw," 1590s, variant of chock "give a blow under the chin" (1580s), possibly from French choquer "to shock, strike against," imitative (see shock (n.1)). Related: Chucked; chucking.

n.

"piece of wood or meat," 1670s, probably a variant of chock (n.) "block." "Chock and chuck appear to have been originally variants of the same word, which are now somewhat differentiated." Specifically of shoulder meat from early 18c. American English chuck wagon (1880) is from the meat sense.

"slight blow under the chin," 1610s, from chuck (v.1). Meaning "a toss, a throw" is from 1862. Related: Chucked; chucking.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for chucked

chuck

noun
  1. Food; a meal; chow, eats: She invited us in for some chuck (1850+ British)
  2. A white male •Often a term of address used by blacks
verb
  1. To throw, esp to throw or pitch a ball: chuck a mean slider (1590s+)
  2. To discard; throw away: Is it possible she has chucked her aloofness (1850+)
  3. o vomit; upchuck: He looked like he was going to chuck his breakfast (1940s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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