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blow chunks

slang To vomit, especially violently or in great amount. I felt like I was going to blow chunks from seasickness out on that boat.
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throw chunks

To vomit, especially violently or in great quantity. Everyone bought John so many drinks on his 21st birthday that he was throwing chunks before midnight. I felt like I was going to throw chunks from seasickness out on that boat.
See also: chunk, throw

a chunk of change

A lot of money. I can't wait to file my taxes because I know I'm getting a chunk of change back this year. Wow, nice car! That must have cost a chunk of change!
See also: change, chunk, of

chunk of change

Fig. a lot of money. Tom's new sports car cost a real big chunk of change!
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chunk something

Rur. to throw something. The kids were out chunking rocks into the lake. Somebody chunked a snowball at me!

a chunk of change

A chunk of change is an amount of money, usually a large amount. $2.5 billion would be a fair chunk of change out of the state's health or education budget. Lately they've been making quite a chunk of change.
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blow ˈchunks

(American English, slang) vomit (= bring food from the stomach back out through the mouth): Harry is green — looks like he’s going to blow chunks.
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blow chunks

and blow chow and blow grits and blow lunch
tv. to vomit. She drank too much and left the room to blow chunks. Oh my God! She’s blowing grits on my sofa!
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1. in. to empty one’s stomach; to vomit. (Collegiate.) The cat chunked all over the carpet.
2. in. to do badly; to blunder. Sorry. I really chunked on that last deal.
3. n. a gun considered as a chunk of iron. (Underworld.) You carrying a chunk?
4. n. a fat or stout person. Billie’s getting to be such a chunk!

chunk someone

tv. to beat someone up. Maurice threatened to chunk me.
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So a new algorithm is introduced, Two Dividors Alogrithm (TTTD) which performs much better than all the existing algorithms and puts an absolute size ion chunk sizes.
Practical chunk scheduling mechanisms must be able to deal with these issues.
048Mb/256Kb) as (3), and push each chunk into 8 sub-stream (because from above calculation, the number of nodes in level 1 is 8 nodes, it means existing 8 sub-trees for our topology).
Ruth hooked on a chunk, tossed it overboard, and immediately hooked up on a 40- or 50-pound fish.
This does two things: first it lessens the chance of the blade sticking into the chunk; and secondly when the edge of the maul contacts the wood, the angled side of the blade forces the wood apart like a wedge, applying more force to one side of the chunk than the other.
In tree-based overlay a peer simply pushes the arriving chunks towards its downstream peers in the tree.
For support rollers, it only takes a chunk measuring one inch by two inches to cause a deadline.
If each term is divided by 10 instead of 26, a sequence emerges in which each chunk of five terms ends in either a 5 or a 10, and the whole sequence repeats after 60 terms.
based Sargento Foods, always on the cutting edge, has introduced Sargento Premium Cheese Chunks, 10-oz.
Looking just like what it is -- a chunk of mineral salts (largely alum), the Crystal is hypoallergenic, fragrance free, non-sticky, non-staining, and contains no aluminum chlorohydrate.
Think of it as writing in chunks, with each idea or information contained in each "chunk" (or component of your writing) complete unto itself.
Quickly build a chunk of the finished product (5 minutes of building).
In contrast to more flamboyant and widely celebrated artists who take the writings of Clement Greenberg and Michael Fried to constitute a strict set of rules that have been shattered, Hyde perversely safeguards an otherwise thoroughly misinterpreted chunk of history that may play a bigger role in the future, if painting's peculiar pleasures have much to say to us.
If we naively schedule the iterations in P processors in chunks of N/P iterations, a strategy called static chunking (SC), a chunk of one processor may consist of iterations that are all LONG, while a chunk of another processor may consist of iterations that are all SHORT.