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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [chuhngk]
    • /tʃʌŋk/
    • /ˈʧʌŋkɪŋ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [chuhngk]
    • /tʃʌŋk/

Definitions of chunking word

  • noun chunking the grouping together of a number of items by the mind, after which they can be remembered as a single item, such as a word or a musical phrase 3
  • noun chunking a thick mass or lump of anything: a chunk of bread; a chunk of firewood. 1
  • noun chunking Informal. a thick-set and strong person. 1
  • noun chunking a strong and stoutly built horse or other animal. 1
  • noun chunking a substantial amount of something: Rent is a real chunk out of my pay. 1
  • verb with object chunking to toss or throw; chuck: chunking pebbles at the barn door. 1

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Origin of chunking

First appearance:

before 1685
One of the 48% oldest English words
First recorded in 1685-95; nasalized variant of chuck2

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Parts of speech for Chunking


chunking popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 92% 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.

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Synonyms for chunking

verb chunking

  • lob — Tennis. to hit (a ball) in a high arc to the back of the opponent's court.
  • fire — combustion
  • heave — to raise or lift with effort or force; hoist: to heave a heavy ax.
  • sling — an iced alcoholic drink, typically containing gin, water, sugar, and lemon or lime juice.
  • fling — to throw, cast, or hurl with force or violence: to fling a stone.

noun chunking

  • twirl — to cause to rotate rapidly; spin; revolve; whirl.
  • hurl — to throw or fling with great force or vigor.
  • flip — to toss or put in motion with a sudden impulse, as with a snap of a finger and thumb, especially so as to cause to turn over in the air: to flip a coin.
  • wing — either of the two forelimbs of most birds and of bats, corresponding to the human arms, that are specialized for flight.

Antonyms for chunking

verb chunking

  • hold — to have or keep in the hand; keep fast; grasp: She held the purse in her right hand. He held the child's hand in his.
  • keep — to hold or retain in one's possession; hold as one's own: If you like it, keep it. Keep the change.
  • receive — to take into one's possession (something offered or delivered): to receive many gifts.
  • increase — to make greater, as in number, size, strength, or quality; augment; add to: to increase taxes.
  • surrender — to yield (something) to the possession or power of another; deliver up possession of on demand or under duress: to surrender the fort to the enemy; to surrender the stolen goods to the police.

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