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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.
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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!
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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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We'd set up roughly 50 to 100 yards away from the school and start chunking immediately after stopping.
Since I was the designated chunking person, Bob gave me a few pointers: "You don't want to throw too many chunks, you want to throw a handful and then slow down.
As soon as we stopped and turned off the motors, we started chunking.
This free eBook is a useful reference guide to know all about content chunking and how it influences eLearning course development; it can be downloaded from the below link:
The theory supports the techniques of imagery and chunking to enhance vocabulary acquisition and memory retention in the learning process (Joyce & Showers, 1991).
In addition, Comparison Group C received a five minute imagery treatment prior to the immediate posttest The Control Group received neither a chunking technique nor a imagery treatment.
To assess the impact of chunking and imagery on Latin acquisition, immediate posttest means were compared using the ANOVA statistical procedure.