chuck
I. verb Etymology: Middle English chukken, of imitative origin Date: 14th century cluck II. noun Etymology: perhaps from chuck chicken Date: 1595 — used as an endearment III. transitive verb Etymology: origin unknown Date: 15th century 1. pat, tap 2. a. toss, throw b. discard <
chucked his old shirt
>
<
chuck it out with the trash
>
c. dismiss, oust — used especially with out <
was chucked out of office
>
3. give up <
chucked his job
>
IV. noun Date: 1611 1. a pat or nudge under the chin 2. an abrupt movement or toss V. noun Etymology: English dialect chuck lump Date: 1723 1. a cut of beef that includes most of the neck, the parts about the shoulder blade, and those about the first three ribs — see beef illustration 2. chiefly West food 3. an attachment for holding a workpiece or tool in a machine (as a drill or lathe)

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Synonyms:
(under the chin), (under the chin) / , , , , , , , , ,


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