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chuck

verb uk   /tʃʌk/ us  

chuck verb (THROW)

[T often + adv/prep] informal to throw something carelessly: Chuck it over there/into the corner. [+ two objects] Chuck me the keys.

chuck verb (END)

[T] UK old-fashioned informal to end a romantic relationship with someone: He's just chucked his girlfriend.

chuck

noun uk   /tʃʌk/ us  

chuck noun (PERSON)

Northern informal (also chuckie) a friendly form of address: "All right, then, chuck?"

chuck noun (MACHINE)

[C] specialized engineering a device for holding an object firmly in a machine
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