chucking

chuck

1 [chuhk]
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:
1575–85; origin uncertain


1. fling, pitch, heave, hurl.
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chuck

2 [chuhk]
noun
1.
the cut of beef between the neck and the shoulder blade. See diag. under beef.
2.
a block or log used as a chock.
3.
Machinery.
a.
a device for centering and clamping work in a lathe or other machine tool.
b.
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

chuck

3 [chuhk]
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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chuck1 (tʃʌk)
 
vb (sometimes foll by in or up) (usually foll by up)
1.  informal to throw
2.  to pat affectionately, esp under the chin
3.  informal to give up; reject: he chucked up his job; she chucked her boyfriend
4.  slang chiefly (US) to vomit
5.  informal (Austral), (NZ) chuck off at to abuse or make fun of
 
n
6.  a throw or toss
7.  a playful pat under the chin
8.  informal the chuck dismissal
 
[C16: of unknown origin]

chuck2 (tʃʌk)
 
n
1.  Also called: chuck steak a cut of beef extending from the neck to the shoulder blade
2.  a.  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
 b.  four jaw chuck, Also called: independent jaw chuck a similar device having independently adjustable jaws for holding an unsymmetrical workpiece
 
[C17: variant of chock]

chuck3 (tʃʌk)
 
vb
1.  (intr) a less common word for cluck
 
n
2.  a clucking sound
3.  a term of endearment
 
[C14 chukken to cluck, of imitative origin]

chuck4 (tʃʌk)
 
n
1.  a large body of water
2.  short for saltchuck
 
[C19: from Chinook Jargon, from Nootka chauk]

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Word Origin & History

chuck
1593, variant of chock "give a blow under the chin," possibly from Fr. choquer "to shock, strike against."

chuck
1674, probably a variant of chock. Originally used of wood or meat. Hence, chuck wagon, 1880.
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berry  [%PREMIUM_LINK%]     (běr'ē)  Pronunciation Key 
  1. A simple fruit that has many seeds in a fleshy pulp. Grapes, bananas, tomatoes, and blueberries are berries. Compare drupe, pome. See more at simple fruit.

  2. A seed or dried kernel of certain kinds of grain or other plants such as wheat, barley, or coffee.


Our Living Language  : Cucumbers and tomatoes aren't usually thought of as berries, but to a botanist they are in fact berries, while strawberries and raspberries are not. In botany, a berry is a fleshy kind of simple fruit consisting of a single ovary that has multiple seeds. Other true berries besides cucumbers and tomatoes are bananas, oranges, grapes, and blueberries. Many fruits that are popularly called berries have a different structure and thus are not true berries. For example, strawberries and raspberries are aggregate fruits, developed from multiple ovaries of a single flower. The mulberry is not a true berry either. It is a multiple fruit, like the pineapple, and is made up of the ovaries of several individual flowers.

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