chuck (something) in (to something)

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chuck (something) in (to something)

To place, pack, or throw something into a receptacle of some kind, especially hastily or haphazardly. My alarm didn't go off on time on the morning of my flight, so I had to just chuck all my clothes into a suitcase and run out the door. The great thing about cooking stews is you don't need a lot of precision—just chop up a bunch of meat and vegetables, and then chuck them all in!
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chuck in

1. To place, pack, or throw something into a receptacle of some kind, especially hastily or haphazardly. A noun or pronoun can be used between "chuck" and "in." My alarm didn't go off on time on the morning of my flight, so I had to just chuck all my clothes into a suitcase and run out the door. The great thing about cooking stews is that you don't need a lot of precision—just chuck in a bunch of meat and vegetables!
2. To confine or imprison someone in something or some place, especially unjustly or cruelly. A noun or pronoun is used between "chuck" and "in." The oppressive government has been chucking activists in prison for their protests. The sheriff chucked the rowdy man in the drunk tank for the night.
3. To quit or abandon something; to pack something in. A noun or pronoun is used between "chuck" and "in." After nearly 20 years in this job, I'm just about ready to chuck it in. You really need to chuck in all the smoking and drinking if you want to live past the age of 40, Ed.
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