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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 (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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