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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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