chuck


chuck
Ⅰ.
chuck [1] VERB informal 1) throw (something) carelessly or casually. 2) give up. 3) (chuck up) vomit.
chuck it down — Cf. chuck it down
DERIVATIVES chucker noun.
ORIGIN from CHUCK(Cf. ↑chucker).
Ⅱ.
chuck [2] VERB touch playfully under the chin.
NOUN a playful touch under the chin.
ORIGIN probably from Old French chuquer 'to knock, bump' .
Ⅲ.
chuck [3] NOUN 1) a device for holding a workpiece in a lathe or a tool in a drill. 2) a cut of beef extending from the neck to the ribs.
ORIGIN a variant of CHOCK(Cf. ↑chock).

English terms dictionary. 2015.

Synonyms:
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