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.

Primary Meanings of chuck

1.
v
throw carelessly
2.
n
the part of a forequarter from the neck to the ribs and including the shoulder blade
3.
n
a holding device consisting of adjustable jaws that center a workpiece in a lathe or center a tool in a drill
4.
n
informal terms for a meal
5.
v
pat or squeeze fondly or playfully, especially under the chin
6.
v
eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth
Full Definitions of chuck
1

v throw carelessly

chuck the ball”
Synonyms:
toss
Type of:
throw
propel through the air

v throw away

Chuck these old notes”
Synonyms:
ditch
Type of:
abandon
forsake; leave behind
2

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

Type of:
cut of beef
cut of meat from beef cattle
3

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

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
4

n informal terms for a meal

Synonyms:
chow, eats, grub
Type of:
fare
the food and drink that are regularly served or consumed
5

v pat or squeeze fondly or playfully, especially under the chin

Synonyms:
pat
Type of:
caress, fondle
touch or stroke lightly in a loving or endearing manner
6

v eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth

Synonyms:
barf, be sick, disgorge, throw up, vomit, vomit up
Antonyms:
keep down
manage not to throw up
Type of:
egest, eliminate, excrete, pass
eliminate from the body

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