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CHUNK

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does chunk mean? 

CHUNK (noun)
  The noun CHUNK has 2 senses:

1. a compact mass
2. a substantial amount

  Familiarity information: CHUNK used as a noun is rare.


CHUNK (verb)
  The verb CHUNK has 2 senses:

1. put together indiscriminately
2. group or chunk together in a certain order or place side by side

  Familiarity information: CHUNK used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CHUNK (noun)


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Meaning:

A compact mass

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

chunk; clod; glob; clump; lump; ball

Context example:

a ball of mud caught him on the shoulder

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

agglomeration (a jumbled collection or mass)

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

clot; coagulum (a lump of material formed from the content of a liquid)

gob (a lump of slimy stuff)

clew (a ball of yarn or cord or thread)


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Meaning:

A substantial amount

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Context example:

we won a chunk of money

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

large indefinite amount; large indefinite quantity (an indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitude)


CHUNK (verb)


Sense 1chunk [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Put together indiscriminately

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

chunk; lump

Context example:

lump together all the applicants

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

accumulate; amass; collect; compile; hoard; pile up; roll up (get or gather together)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something PP


Sense 2chunk [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Group or chunk together in a certain order or place side by side

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

chunk; collocate; lump

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

group (arrange into a group or groups)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


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