To chuck something is to throw it away. You might chuck a can of paint out of the window, or you might chuck a plate of food in the trash.

  • He was throwing away empty beer cans, and he chucked one at me.

  • She was throwing away old food, and she chucked a piece of pie at me.

Definition of chucking


To place in a chuck, or hold by means of a chuck, as in turning.


To bore or turn (a hole) in a revolving piece held in a chuck.


To make a clucking sound.


To call, as a hen her chickens.


To touch or tap gently.


To throw, especially in a careless or inaccurate manner.


To throw; to bowl with an incorrect action.


To discard, to throw away.


To jilt; to dump.


To vomit.


To leave; to depart; to bounce.


To chuckle; to laugh.


On rhythm guitar or mandolin etc.: to mute a chord by lifting the fretting fingers immediately after strumming, producing a percussive effect.


The holding of an object in a chuck.

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Example Sentences for chucking

  • 1

    Thanks for the additions to the Chuck.

  • 2

    You hold the chuck firmly while running the drill to tighten the chuck.

  • 3

    At the heart of the Depression, Chuck was in college.

  • 4

    My boss chucked the notice in the trash.

  • 5

    Chuck is infuriated, and it is the beginning of the end for their marriage.

  • 6

    Once frozen, the specimen on the chuck is mounted on the microtome.

  • 7

    Schuster, please chuck it, as you discomfit me.

  • 8

    Chuck believes the crate contains the counterfeit plates.

  • 9

    The newscaster then calls the police station and gets Chuck.

  • 10

    He teaches Chuck the art of seduction to retrieve the Cipher.