chunk

1 [chuhngk]
noun
1.
a thick mass or lump of anything: a chunk of bread; a chunk of firewood.
2.
Informal. a thick-set and strong person.
3.
a strong and stoutly built horse or other animal.
4.
a substantial amount of something: Rent is a real chunk out of my pay.
verb (used with object)
5.
to cut, break, or form into chunks: Chunk that wedge of cheese and put the pieces on a plate.
6.
to remove a chunk or chunks from (often followed by out ): Storms have chunked out the road.
verb (used without object)
7.
to form, give off, or disintegrate into chunks: My tires have started to chunk.

Origin:
1685–95; nasalized variant of chuck2


1. hunk, piece, wad, gob.
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chunk

2 [chuhngk]
verb (used with object) South Midland and Southern U.S.
1.
to toss or throw; chuck: chunking pebbles at the barn door.
2.
to make or rekindle (a fire) by adding wood, coal, etc., or by stoking (sometimes followed by up ).

Origin:
1825–35, Americanism; perhaps nasalized variant of chuck1

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chunk (tʃʌŋk)
 
n
1.  a thick solid piece, as of meat, wood, etc
2.  a considerable amount
 
[C17: variant of chuck²]

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chunk
1691, variant of chuck (n.); meaning "large amount" is 1889. Verb meaning "to throw" is 1835, Amer.Eng.
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chunk definition


  1. in.
    to empty one's stomach; to vomit. (Collegiate.) : The cat chunked all over the carpet.
  2. in.
    to do badly; to blunder. : Sorry. I really chunked on that last deal.
  3. n.
    a gun considered as a chunk of iron. (Underworld.) : You carrying a chunk?
  4. n.
    a fat or stout person. : Billie's getting to be such a chunk!
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chunk (so) definition


  1. tv.
    to beat someone up. : Maurice threatened to chunk me.
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If something happens to your e-reader, that's a huge chunk of change gone down
  the drain.
However, as the comments indicate here, a good chunk of the product coming in
  is not properly tested and lacks in performance.
Put together, the meteorite became almost whole again, with the missing chunk
  offering a glimpse of the sparkling interior.
Exactly how that chunk is allocated will depend on the local conditions the
  adult has to face.
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