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English definition of “chuck”


verb [T]  /tʃʌk/ us  

chuck verb [T] (THROW)

to throw something without giving it your attention: Chuck me the keys.

chuck verb [T] (END)

infml to end, give up, or leave something: Last summer, he chucked his ten-year career as a stockbroker. How can you chuck an old friendship like that?
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