Pronunciation: (chuk),[key] —v.t. 1. to toss; throw with a quick motion, usually a short distance.
2. Informal.to resign from; relinquish; give up: He's chucked his job. 3. to pat or tap lightly, as under the chin.
4. Informal.to eject (a person) from a public place (often fol. by out): They chucked him from the bar. 5. Slang.to vomit; upchuck.
6. chuck it,Brit. Slang.stop it; shut up.
—n. 1. a light pat or tap, as under the chin.
2. a toss or pitch; a short throw.
3. a sudden jerk or change in direction.
Pronunciation: (chuk),[key] —n. 1. the cut of beef between the neck and the shoulder blade. See diag. under beef. 2. a block or log used as a chock.
3. Mach. a. a device for centering and clamping work in a lathe or other machine tool.
b. a device for holding a drill bit.