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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [chuhk]
    • /tʃʌk/
    • /tʃʌk/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [chuhk]
    • /tʃʌk/

Definitions of chucking word

  • verb with object chucking Machinery. to hold or secure with a chuck. 1
  • noun chucking a clucking sound. 1
  • noun chucking Archaic. (used as a term of endearment): my love, my chuck. 1
  • idioms chucking chuck it, British Slang. stop it; shut up. 1
  • noun chucking Present participle of chuck. 1
  • noun chucking (engineering) A device with adjustable jaws for holding a piece of work or tool in a centered position. 0

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Origin of chucking

First appearance:

before 1575
One of the 34% oldest English words
First recorded in 1575-85; origin uncertain

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Parts of speech for Chucking


chucking popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 86% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

chucking usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for chucking

noun chucking

  • transference — the act or process of transferring.
  • relegation — to send or consign to an inferior position, place, or condition: He has been relegated to a post at the fringes of the diplomatic service.
  • disposal — availability for use
  • auctioning — Present participle of auction.

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