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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


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

Broader (hypernym)throw

2. chuck (possession) throw away

SamplesChuck these old notes.


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


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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