chuck

To toss something is to chuck it. You might kill some time in your yard before dinner, where you and your sister can chuck a football back and forth.

When you chuck a tennis ball to your dog, you throw it casually and loosely. You could chuck pieces of bread in the direction of some ducks on a pond, or chuck a Frisbee around with friends after class. You can also chuck something away, or throw it away: "My old diaries? Oh, I decided to chuck those out." If a butcher talks about a chuck or a chuck roast, he means a shoulder cut of meat.

Definitions of chuck
  1. verb
    throw carelessly
    chuck the ball”
    synonyms: toss
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    type of:
    throw
    propel through the air
  2. verb
    throw away
    Chuck these old notes”
    synonyms: ditch
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    type of:
    abandon
    forsake; leave behind
  3. noun
    the part of a forequarter from the neck to the ribs and including the shoulder blade
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    type of:
    cut of beef
    cut of meat from beef cattle
  4. noun
    a holding device consisting of adjustable jaws that center a workpiece in a lathe or center a tool in a drill
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    types:
    collet, collet chuck
    a cone-shaped chuck used for holding cylindrical pieces in a lathe
    type of:
    holding device
    a device for holding something
  5. noun
    informal terms for a meal
    synonyms: chow, eats, grub
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    type of:
    fare
    the food and drink that are regularly served or consumed
  6. verb
    pat or squeeze fondly or playfully, especially under the chin
    synonyms: pat
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    type of:
    caress, fondle
    touch or stroke lightly in a loving or endearing manner
  7. verb
    eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth
    synonyms: barf, be sick, disgorge, regurgitate, throw up, vomit, vomit up
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    Antonyms:
    keep down
    manage not to throw up
    type of:
    egest, eliminate, excrete, pass
    eliminate from the body
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