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Chuck appears in the following tongue twisters:

  • How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck would chuck wood? A woodchuck would chuck how much a woodchuck would chuck if a woodchuck would chuck wood.
  • How much wood could Chuck Woods' woodchuck chuck, if Chuck Woods' woodchuck could and would chuck wood? If Chuck Woods' woodchuck could and would chuck wood, how much wood could and would Chuck Woods' woodchuck chuck? Chuck Woods' woodchuck would chuck, he would, as much as he could, and chuck as much wood as any woodchuck would, if a woodchuck could and would chuck wood.

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb chuck:

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Definition of the noun chuck

What does chuck mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: chucks

  1. informal terms for a meal
    • lexical domain: Foods & Drinks - nouns denoting foods and drinks
    • synonyms of chuck: chow / eats / grub
    • more generic word: fare = the food and drink that are regularly served or consumed
  2. the part of a forequarter from the neck to the ribs and including the shoulder blade
    • lexical domain: Foods & Drinks - nouns denoting foods and drinks
    • more generic term: cut of beef = cut of meat from beef cattle
    • part of: side of beef = dressed half of a beef carcass
    • parts:
      • blade = a cut of beef from the shoulder blade
      • shoulder = a cut of meat including the upper joint of the foreleg
  3. a holding device consisting of adjustable jaws that center a workpiece in a lathe or center a tool in a drill
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic term: holding device = a device for holding something
    • more specific terms: collet chuck / collet = a cone-shaped chuck used for holding cylindrical pieces in a lathe
    • part of: drill = a tool with a sharp point and cutting edges for making holes in hard materials; electric drill = a rotating power drill powered by an electric motor; lathe = machine tool for shaping metal or wood
    • part: jaw = holding device consisting of one or both of the opposing parts of a tool that close to hold an object

Alternative definition of the noun chuck


  1. Meat from the shoulder of a cow or other animal.
  2. In general, a mechanical device to hold something, such as a drill bit, firmly in place, as in a high-speed rotating machine such as a drill or grinder.
  3. [slang] An act of vomiting.
  4. A gentle touch.
  5. [slang] Friend or close acquaintance.

Definition of the verb chuck

What does chuck mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: chucked | chucking | chucks

  1. throw carelessly
    • examples: chuck the ball | The children chuck the ball
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Destination] [Theme]Steve tossed John the ball
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Theme]Steve tossed the ball
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Theme] [Destination, locative adverb]I threw the package away
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Theme] [Destination or Locative Preposition] [Destination]Steve tossed the ball to the garden
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Theme] from / out / out of / off / off of [Source]Steve tossed the ball from the corner
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Theme] from / out / out of / off / off of [Source] at / to / towards / for [Destination]Steve tossed the ball from the corner to the garden

      Verbs of Throwing (with the same syntax): bash, bat, bunt, fire, flick, fling, flip, hit, hurl, knock, lob, loft, nudge, pass, pitch, punt, shoot, shove, slam, slap, sling, smash, tap.

    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonym of chuck: toss
    • more generic word: throw = propel through the air
  2. throw away
  3. pat or squeeze fondly or playfully, especially under the chin
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonym of chuck: pat
    • more generic words: caress / fondle = touch or stroke lightly in a loving or endearing manner
  4. eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth

Alternative definition of the verb chuck


  1. [transitive, Australia, New Zealand, British, US, informal] To throw, especially in a careless or inaccurate manner.
  2. [transitive, informal] To discard, to throw away.
  3. [intransitive, slang] To vomit.
  4. [intransitive, cricket] To throw the ball rather than bowl it.


  1. Chuck a.k.a. Charlton Heston was an American actor and political activist.
  2. Chuck a.k.a. Chuck Connors: Kevin Joseph "Chuck" Connors was an American actor, writer and professional basketball and baseball player. He is one of only 12 athletes in the history of American professional sports to have played both Major League Baseball and in the National Basketball Association. With a 40-year film and television career, he is best known for his five-year role as Lucas McCain in the highly rated 1958–1963 ABC series The Rifleman.
  3. Chuck a.k.a. Charles Durning: Charles Edward Durning was an American actor, with appearances in over 200 movies, television shows and plays. Durning's memorable roles included the Oscar-winning The Sting and Dog Day Afternoon, along with the comedies Tootsie, and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and To Be or Not to Be.
  4. Chuck a.k.a. Charles Nelson Reilly was an American actor, comedian, director, and drama teacher known for his comedic roles in stages, films, children's television, and cartoons, and as a game show panelist.
  5. Chuck a.k.a. Charles Hallahan: Charles John Hallahan was an American film, television and stage actor best known for his performances in Going in Style, The Thing, and Dante's Peak.
  6. Chuck a.k.a. Charles Walters was a Hollywood director and choreographer most noted for his work in MGM musicals and comedies in from the 1940s to the 1960s.
  7. Chuck a.k.a. Chuck Roberson: Charles Hugh "Chuck" Roberson was an American cowboy, actor, and stuntman. He was nicknamed "Bad Chuck" by director John Ford, for whom he worked many times, to distinguish him from "Good Chuck," stuntman Chuck Hayward. Roberson was reportedly the rowdier of the two, thus the nicknames.
  8. Chuck a.k.a. Charles Middleton: Charles B. Middleton was an American stage and film actor. During a film career that began at age 46 and lasted almost 30 years, Charles Middleton appeared in nearly two hundred films as well as numerous plays. He is perhaps best remembered for his role as the villainous emperor Ming the Merciless in the Flash Gordon series.
  9. Chuck a.k.a. Charles Michael Davis is an American actor and model. He's best known for his role on the The CW television drama, The Originals.
  10. Chuck a.k.a. Chuck Hayward: Charles Bert Hayward was an American motion picture stuntman and actor. He was associated particularly with the films of John Wayne. He doubled for most of the great Western and action stars of the 1950s-1980s.
  11. Chuck a.k.a. Chuck Wein was an American promoter and manager of entertainment acts whose celebrity stemmed from his five-year association with Andy Warhol and from his discovery of Edie Sedgwick who became Warhol Superstar of 1965.
  12. Chuck a.k.a. Chuck Bush: Charles R. Bush III is a filmmaker primarily known for co-starring with Kevin Costner in the 1985 film Fandango. In recent years Bush has become known as an entertainment entrepreneur, expanding his business holdings to film and television companies, a record label and a video game development studios.
  13. Chuck a.k.a. Danny Rhymes is an actor in gay pornography. Rhymes was born 20, August 1972 and was active in the pornography from 2002-2008.
  14. Chuck a.k.a. Charles Ward is an actor.
  15. Chuck a.k.a. Ben Johnson is an actor.
  16. Chuck a.k.a. Chuck Hazelcorn: Father of Scott Hazelcorn and Eric Hazelcorn.
  17. Chuck a.k.a. Chuck Echert is an actor.
  18. Chuck a.k.a. Carlos Villalobos appeared in the 2009 film Public Enemies.

There are other people with in their name, like Chuck Fay, Chuck Ivy, chuck jr., Chuck Kim, Chuck Leo, Chuck Low, Chuck Roy, Chuck Yob, Chuck Aber, Chuck Akin and many others.

Phrases with Chuck

  1. Chuck in
  2. Chuck Up
  3. chuck out
  4. Chuck Away
  5. chuck-full
  6. Chuck steak
  7. chuck wagon
  8. Chuck It Down
  9. chuck short ribs
  10. Chuck You Farley
  11. chuck-will's-widow
  12. chuck up the sponge
  13. to chuck out
  14. collet chuck

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Chuck

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Google previewPrinciples of Deductive Logic

10 11 Chuck is an intellectual. Chuck is a bridge player.

Google previewCengage Advantage Books: Introduction to Business Law (2012)

by Jeffrey Beatty, Susan Samuelson

Question: Chuck is a DJ for a radio station. A music company offers to pay ...

Google previewProtection Officer Training Manual (2016)

by Yong Zhou

Chuck is an active member of the ...

Google previewLathes and Turning Techniques (1991)

by Fine Woodworking

The screw chuck is a convenient way to mount work on the lathe for faceplate turning. It requires little preparation of stock, wastes little wood and the work is easy on, easy off. An avid amateur turner, Jerry Glaser of Playa del Key, Calif, focused ...

Google previewDictionary of Homonyms (2007)

by David Rothwell


Google previewFarrow's Military Encyclopedia (1895)

A Dictionary of Military Knowledge by Edward Samuel Farrow

The geometric chuck has a radial slider to which the work is attached, and this is so governed as to give a combined circular motion and radial oscillation to the work relatively to the tool. Fig. 1 represents the Pond independent four- jaw ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Music in the 20th Century (2014)

by Lol Henderson, Lee Stacey

CHUCK BERRY There are few instances where a single person can be credited with creating an entire genre: in rock'n'roll it could arguably be the legendary Chuck Berry. A singular guitarist whose style has been imitated to the point of cliché ...

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Quotes about Chuck

I don't think they'd ever make a movie about Chuck Baker but I'd love to play Chuck Baker. (Cillian Murphy)
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Scrabble value of C3H4U1C3K5

The value of this 5-letter word is 16 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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