chuck

Definitions

  • Chuck it, Missus
    Chuck it, Missus
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v chuck eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth "After drinking too much, the students vomited","He purged continuously","The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night"
    • v chuck pat or squeeze fondly or playfully, especially under the chin
    • v chuck throw carelessly "chuck the ball"
    • v chuck throw away "Chuck these old notes"
    • n chuck a holding device consisting of adjustable jaws that center a workpiece in a lathe or center a tool in a drill
    • n chuck informal terms for a meal
    • n chuck the part of a forequarter from the neck to the ribs and including the shoulder blade
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Steve McQueen persuaded his karate teacher, kickboxing champion Chuck Norris, to pursue acting.
    • Chuck (Mach) A contrivance or machine fixed to the mandrel of a lathe, for holding a tool or the material to be operated upon.
    • Chuck A game played with chucks, in which one or more are tossed up and caught; jackstones.
    • n Chuck A piece of the backbone of an animal, from between the neck and the collar bone, with the adjoining parts, cut for cooking; as, a chuck steak; a chuck roast.
    • Chuck A short throw; a toss.
    • Chuck A slight blow or pat under the chin.
    • Chuck A small pebble; -- called also chuckstone and chuckiestone.
    • Chuck A sudden, small noise.
    • Chuck A word of endearment; -- corrupted from chick. "Pray, chuck , come hither."
    • Chuck The chuck or call of a hen.
    • v. t Chuck To call, as a hen her chickens.
    • Chuck To chuckle; to laugh.
    • Chuck To make a noise resembling that of a hen when she calls her chickens; to cluck.
    • Chuck (Mech) To place in a chuck, or hold by means of a chuck, as in turning; to bore or turn (a hole) in a revolving piece held in a chuck.
    • Chuck To strike gently; to give a gentle blow to. "Chucked the barmaid under the chin."
    • Chuck To toss or throw smartly out of the hand; to pitch. "Mahomet Ali will just be chucked into the Nile."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The Chuck E. Cheese franchise was created by Atari, a restaurant combining robotic animals and arcade games with family meals. They name the franchise a Pizza Time Theater. Chuck E. Cheese was first opened in 1977.
    • chuck To make a low guttural sound, as hens and cocks and some other birds in calling their mates or young; cluck.
    • chuck To laugh with quiet satisfaction; chuckle.
    • chuck To call with chucking or clucking, as a hen her chicks.
    • n chuck A low guttural sound, like the call of a hen to her young.
    • chuck An utterance, generally repeated, used by a person to call chickens, pigs, or other animals, as when they are to be fed.
    • n chuck A hen.
    • n chuck A term of endearment.
    • chuck To pat playfully; give a gentle or familiar blow to.
    • chuck To throw or impel, with a quick motion, a short distance; pitch: as, chuck the beggar a copper; he was chucked into the street.
    • n chuck A gentle or playful blow or tap, as under the chin.
    • n chuck A toss, as with the fingers: a short throw.
    • n chuck A block; “a great chip,”
    • n chuck A sea-shell.
    • n chuck A pebble or small stone.
    • n chuck plural In Scotland, a common game among children, in which five pebbles (or sometimes small shells) are thrown up and caught on the back of the hand, or one is thrown up, and before it is caught as it falls the others are picked up, or placed in ones, twos, threes, or fours. Sometimes called chuckies. See jackstone.
    • n chuck In turnery, a block or other appendage to a lathe to fix the work for the purpose of turning it into any desired form. It is a general term including all those contrivances which serve to connect the material to be operated upon to the mandrel of the lathe. A simple chuck is one which is capable of communicating only the motion round a determinate axis which it receives itself. A combination chuck is one by means of which the axis of the work can be changed at pleasure; such are eccentric chucks, oval chucks, segment, engine, geometric chucks, etc.
    • chuck To fix in a lathe by means of a chuck.
    • n chuck A local British name of the chack. See chack.
    • n chuck A dialectal form of cheek.
    • n chuck A woodchuck.
    • n chuck In cricket, a ball thrown instead of bowled.
    • chuck In lawn-bowls, to strike (a counting ball) out of range, or to strike (a ball of one's own side) into a counting position.
    • chuck With full force; so as to hit; closely.
    • n chuck The part of a beef-animal that lies between the neck and the shoulder-blade: used as a roast.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Chuck chuk the call of a hen: a chicken (dim. Chuck′ie): a word of endearment
    • v.i Chuck to call, as a hen
    • n Chuck chuk a gentle blow, as under the chin:
    • v.t Chuck to pat gently, as under the chin: to toss: to pitch
    • n Chuck chuk a pebble or small stone: a game with such stones, often called Chuck′ies: an instrument for holding an object so that it can be rotated, as upon the mandrel of a lathe.
    • n Chuck chuk (coll.) a toss or throw; any game of pitch and toss
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Quotations

  • D. H. Lawrence
    D.%20H.%20Lawrence
    “Oh literature, oh the glorious Art, how it preys upon the marrow in our bones. It scoops the stuffing out of us, and chucks us aside. Alas!”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. choquer, to strike. Cf. Shock (v. t.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. choquer, to jolt; allied to Shock.

Usage

In literature:

Do more wood-chucks than one live in one burrow?
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study" by Ontario Ministry of Education
He that plays wi' fools and bairns maun e'en play at the chucks.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
Get out, both of you, or I'll have you chucked out!
"The Strange Case of Mortimer Fenley" by Louis Tracy
Bob Dillon was peeling potatoes outside the chuck tent when he heard a whistle he recognized instantly.
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
Mr. Gordon, shall I chuck him through the window, or help him downstairs with my toe?
"Odd Numbers" by Sewell Ford
But a woman can't take a man by the scruff of his neck and chuck him.
"The Place of Honeymoons" by Harold MacGrath
After we chucked up we turned up toward Steward river, on this trip we met and formed the acquaintance of Geo.
"Black Beaver" by James Campbell Lewis
I hava da bunch uh banan in da tree ifa you want more chuck.
"A Woman at Bay" by Nicholas Carter
A chuck-hole might do it.
"Across the Mesa" by Jarvis Hall
You'll always see two or three of these flies at a hole where there's a fox or a wood-chuck.
"When Life Was Young" by C. A. Stephens
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In poetry:

Toiling, rejoicing, sorrowing,
So I my life conduct.
Each morning see some task begun,
Each evening see it chucked.
"On the Disastrous Spread of Aestheticism in all Classes" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
A shepherd lad with hat aslouch
Was singing to his flock O;
I pulled my money from my pouch,
And chucked him a baiocco.
"A Tusculan Question" by Alfred Austin
But wol they stood an' parley'd thear,
Th' horse gave a sudden chuck,
An' aght it flew, an' bursting threw
All th' traitle into th' muck.
"Th' Traitle Sop" by John Hartley
Old Yavapai Pete he couldn't be beat
At lootin', shootin', and sin.
The chuck-wagon deck was a sorrowful wreck
When Yavapai Pete butted in.
"Yavapai Pete" by Curley Fletcher
If England was what England seems
An' not the England of our dreams,
But only putty, brass, an' paint,
'Ow quick we'd chuck 'er! But she ain't!
"The Return" by Rudyard Kipling
Sure ne'er was man more bless'd than I,
Oft in a transport would I cry
A wife belov'd for company,
And one sweet chuck,
My little Ann, my darling joy,
My dearest duck.
"The Way Of The World" by Samuel Bamford

In news:

Jon Cryer received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Monday, as his Two and a Half Men boss Chuck Lorre and co-stars Ashton Kutcher and Angus T. Jones watched on.
From left are Smith, Husky, Chuck Bundrant and Diane Bundrant.
Patriotic popcorn, Google swag, and the ubiquitous Chuck Todd.
Water star CSU's Chuck Henry using integrated circuits to study drinking?water contaminants.
Is the travel writer Chuck Thompson an unsubtle snob or a subtle racist.
Why does Chuck Thompson hate black people.
Gay activists take swing at Chuck Norris for Boy Scouts diatribe .
Chuck Norris is a "fame-hungry has-been" with a double standard: Norris is accusing.
Inyo County Integrated Waste Manager Chuck Hamilton and Managing Landfill Engineer Jeff Ahlstrom (background) outline several plans that could close the budget gap for local landfills at a community meeting in Lone Pine.
Chuck Warriner knows his wines, which is a good thing, as he's the co-owner of the Dilly Café and the manager of the Dilly Wines & Gourmet wine shop in Mariemont.
Kings center Chuck Hayes leaves the game with a dislocated left shoulder in the second quarter Thursday night.
Chuck & Hill talk, and talk, and talk.
Chuck Crow/The Plain Dealer Sliding into second with a double in Tuesday's game against Milwaukee is just another of Luis Valbuena's 11 extra-base hits entering Wednesday night.
Scott "Chuck" Norris tells SW's Stuart Streuli about downwind trimming in a planing boat in this extended version of "Plane Speak on Spinnaker Trim" from our October 2012 issue.
Chuck Crow/The Plain Dealer If Josh Cribbs seemed to be too seldom seen in the Browns offense on Sunday, you're not the only one who thought so, according to Bill Livingston.
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In science:

We thank Danilo Marchesini, Qi Guo, Simon White, and Chuck Steidel for useful discussions, as well as the anonymous referee for a constructive report.
A Confirmation of the Strong Clustering of Distant Red Galaxies at 2 < z <3
We would like to thank the Fermilab test beam crew, in particular Erik Ramberg, Doug Jensen, Rick Coleman and Chuck Brown, for providing us with excellent beam. The University of Texas at Arlington ILC group is acknowledged for providing the two trigger scintillator paddles and their associated trigger logic.
Hadron Showers in a Digital Hadron Calorimeter
The crystal holder is composed of a vacuum chuck on top of a set of three rotation stages and one translation stage.
Developing a second generation Laue lens prototype: high reflectivity crystals and accurate assembly
The crystal is setup at the tip of the vacuum chuck.
Developing a second generation Laue lens prototype: high reflectivity crystals and accurate assembly
The two angles ΩR and ΩZ (see section 3) rely on the accuracy to which the crystals are cut and are set manually as the crystal is placed on the vacuum chuck.
Developing a second generation Laue lens prototype: high reflectivity crystals and accurate assembly
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