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CHUCK

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does chuck mean? 

CHUCK (noun)
  The noun CHUCK has 3 senses:

1. informal terms for a meal
2. the part of a forequarter from the neck to the ribs and including the shoulder blade
3. a holding device consisting of adjustable jaws that center a workpiece in a lathe or center a tool in a drill

  Familiarity information: CHUCK used as a noun is uncommon.


CHUCK (verb)
  The verb CHUCK has 4 senses:

1. throw carelessly
2. throw away
3. pat or squeeze fondly or playfully, especially under the chin
4. eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth

  Familiarity information: CHUCK used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


CHUCK (noun)


Sense 1chuck [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Informal terms for a meal

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Synonyms:

chuck; eats; grub; chow

Hypernyms ("chuck" is a kind of...):

fare (the food and drink that are regularly consumed)


Sense 2chuck [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The part of a forequarter from the neck to the ribs and including the shoulder blade

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Hypernyms ("chuck" is a kind of...):

cut of beef (piece of beef)

Meronyms (parts of "chuck"):

shoulder (a cut of beef from the shoulder of the animal)

blade (a cut of beef from the shoulder blade)

Holonyms ("chuck" is a part of...):

side of beef (dressed half of a beef carcass)


Sense 3chuck [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A holding device consisting of adjustable jaws that center a workpiece in a lathe or center a tool in a drill

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("chuck" is a kind of...):

holding device (a device for holding something)

Meronyms (parts of "chuck"):

jaw (holding device consisting of one or both of the opposing parts of a tool that close to hold an object)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "chuck"):

collet; collet chuck (a cone-shaped chuck used for holding cylindrical pieces in a lathe)

Holonyms ("chuck" is a part of...):

drill (a tool with a sharp point and cutting edges for making holes in hard materials (usually rotating rapidly or by repeated blows))

electric drill (a rotating power drill powered by an electric motor)

lathe (machine tool for shaping metal or wood; the workpiece turns about a horizontal axis against a fixed tool)


CHUCK (verb)


Sense 1chuck [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Throw carelessly

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

chuck; toss

Context example:

chuck the ball

Hypernyms (to "chuck" is one way to...):

throw (project through the air)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something PP

Sentence example:

The children chuck the ball


Sense 2chuck [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Throw away

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

chuck; ditch

Context example:

Chuck these old notes

Hypernyms (to "chuck" is one way to...):

abandon (forsake, leave behind)

Domain usage:

argot; cant; jargon; lingo; patois; slang; vernacular (a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves))

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3chuck [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Pat or squeeze fondly or playfully, especially under the chin

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

pat; chuck

Hypernyms (to "chuck" is one way to...):

caress (touch or stroke lightly in a loving or endearing manner)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something PP


Sense 4chuck [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

retch; sick; throw up; upchuck; vomit; vomit up; regorge; puke; be sick; barf; cat; disgorge; spue; spew; chuck; regurgitate; honk; purge; cast

Context examples:

After drinking too much, the students vomited / He purged continuously / The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night

Hypernyms (to "chuck" is one way to...):

egest; eliminate; excrete; pass (eliminate from the body)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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