chuck


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

chuck

1. verb, informal To throw out or discard. I'm going to chuck the rest of this food. Do you want some of it? Can we please chuck all these old papers of yours? They're just taking up space.
2. verb, informal To eject or force out from some place. The bouncer chucked the man for being belligerent.
3. verb, informal To put (someone) in some place or situation, especially abruptly or without warning. Usually followed by "in" or "into." The government chucked him in jail for nearly a year without so much as a warrant for his arrest.
4. verb, informal To quit or give something up, often one's job. I heard Sarah chucked her job to go traveling around the world. The money has been good, but I'm just about ready to chuck the world of investment banking altogether.
5. verb, slang To vomit. Usually followed by "up." Everyone chucked their lunch after getting off the roller coaster. I spent the whole morning chucking up my breakfast.
6. noun, dated slang Food. A: "How's the chuck in this joint?" B: "Eh, you get what you pay for."
7. noun, informal Rejection or dismissal. Usually used with "the." I heard Janet gave John the chuck recently. I'm just worried that I'm going to get the chuck because of what happened in the meeting.
8. noun, informal A good-natured term of address for a male one does not know. Often capitalized. Hey, Chuck, hold on a minute—you dropped this! ’Scuse me, chuck, just need to get by you there.

chucked

Drunk. Do you remember last night at the bar at all? You were really chucked!
See also: chuck

chucks

1. A strong desire to eat; a voracious appetite. I hope you've got the chucks because I've prepared quite a feast!
2. A nickname for Chuck Taylor All-Star sneakers. "Chucks" is usually capitalized in this usage. I'm glad I wore my Chucks today since we ended up doing so much walking.
See also: chuck
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

chuck

1. and chuck up in. to empty one’s stomach; to vomit. (see also upchuck.) I think I gotta chuck! Mommy, I’m going to chuck up.
2. tv. to throw something away. Chuck this thing! It’s no good.
3. in. to eat voraciously. The two guys sat guzzling and chucking till they were full.
4. n. food. Who cooked this chuck, man? It’s garbage!
5. n. a white male. (Usually capitalized. Often a term of address or a generic for all white males. Black.) Hey, Chuck. Where do you think you are?

chucked

mod. alcohol intoxicated. I’m too chucked to drive.
See also: chuck

chucks

verb
See also: chuck
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
See:
References in periodicals archive ?
Chuck still shoots a vast supply of his trademarked Easton XX78 Super Slam aluminum arrows, fletched with three, five-inch vanes using a Bitzenberger jig and Bohning's Fletch-Tite Platinum glue.
Chuck and Don's has 28 Minnesota, 10 Colorado locations and one location in Wisconsin.
Chuck became a frequent visitor to NCAR and finally in 1967 NCAR's director, Walter Orr Roberts, succeeded in convincing Chuck to leave the Livermore Laboratory, at which he was then working, and join NCAR as a staff scientist.
Chuck now coordinates more than 2,500 instructors delivering free education courses to prospective hunters, trappers, bowhunters, and waterfowl hunters--about 40,000 students annually.
It's maudlin, and tinged with self-pity (prison is "exactly where I belonged," muses Chuck, when the law catches up with him).
"Chuck overcame the hostility and suspicion to become accepted within the community.
Well, get ready for a battle because Jimmy and Chuck are going head-to-head as lawyers.
Born the fifth of seven children, Chuck grew up in Havre de Grace, MD, graduating from high school in June 1970.
With great wisdom, empathy, and patience, Chuck helped guide me throughout my career, for which I will be forever grateful.
It was as if Chuck, whose grandfather Charles had brought the White Sox to town in 1900, thought he could avoid parting with the family treasure simply by avoiding the men who wanted to buy it.
Runout can be checked by installing a rod in the drill chuck and then placing a dial indicator against the rod and turning the chuck by hand.
"We have been so fortunate to have Chuck's wisdom and expertise all these year's managing our stations in Pittsburgh," said Salem regional Operations VP Linnae Young, who oversees the Pittsburgh market.
The three-jaw chuck allows switching from mandrels to collet chucks to face drivers and centers.
Danray Products LLC recently introduced 12-, 18-, and 24-inch steel lathe chuck shields for lathes or similar machines.