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English noun: chuck

1. chuck (food) informal terms for a meal


Synonymschow, eats, grub


Broader (hypernym)fare

2. chuck (food) the part of a forequarter from the neck to the ribs and including the shoulder blade


Broader (hypernym)cut of beef


Part holonymblade, shoulder


Part meronymside of beef

3. chuck (artifact) a holding device consisting of adjustable jaws that center a workpiece in a lathe or center a tool in a drill


Broader (hypernym)holding device


Narrower (hyponym)collet, collet chuck


Part holonymjaw


Part meronymdrill, electric drill, lathe


English verb: chuck

1. chuck (contact) throw carelessly


SamplesChuck the ball.


ExamplesThe children chuck the ball


Synonymstoss


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)throw

2. chuck (possession) throw away


SamplesChuck these old notes.


Synonymsditch


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)abandon


Domain usageargot, cant, jargon, lingo, patois, slang, vernacular

3. chuck (contact) pat or squeeze fondly or playfully, especially under the chin


Synonymspat


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)caress, fondle

4. chuck (body) eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth


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


Synonymsbarf, be sick, cast, cat, disgorge, honk, puke, purge, regorge, regurgitate, retch, sick, spew, spue, throw up, upchuck, vomit, vomit up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)egest, eliminate, excrete, pass


Antonymskeep down









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