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[chuhngk] /tʃʌŋk/
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
1825-1835
1825-35, Americanism; perhaps nasalized variant of chuck1
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British Dictionary definitions for chunk up

chunk

/tʃʌŋk/
noun
1.
a thick solid piece, as of meat, wood, etc
2.
a considerable amount
Word Origin
C17: variant of chuck²
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Word Origin and History for chunk up

chunk

n.

"thick block" of something, 1690s, probably a nasalized variant of chuck (n.1) "cut of meat;" meaning "large amount" is 1883, American English.

v.

"to throw," 1835, American English, from chunk (n.) or by similar mutation from chuck (v.1). Related: Chunked; chunking.

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Slang definitions & phrases for chunk up

chunk up

verb phrase

To gain weight; become chunky (1990s+)


chunk

verb

To throw; chuck (1830s+)


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