chunk vs chuck : Common Errors in English

About chunk vs chuck

In casual conversation, you may get by with saying “Chuck [throw] me that monkey wrench, will you?” But you will mark yourself as illiterate beyond mere casualness by saying instead “Chunk me that wrench.” This is a fairly common substitution in some dialects of American English.

chunk Meaning(s)

  • (n) a compact mass
  • (n) a substantial amount
  • (v) put together indiscriminately
  • (v) group or chunk together in a certain order or place side by side

chuck Meaning(s)

  • (n) informal terms for a meal
  • (n) the part of a forequarter from the neck to the ribs and including the shoulder blade
  • (n) a holding device consisting of adjustable jaws that center a workpiece in a lathe or center a tool in a drill
  • (v) throw carelessly
  • (v) throw away
  • (v) pat or squeeze fondly or playfully, especially under the chin
  • (v) eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth

chunk in News

  1. ACC's lunchtime links

    Paws off The Rock. Somebody took a chunk of it, and police are investigating. Two former Pitt football players failed to show up in court. There's a rare recruiting battle going on between Georgia and Georgia Tech. Duke coach David Cutcliffe shares his take on a selection committee. The Flutie name is coming back to BC. Wow. Are UConn and BC friends again? Miami is prepared for its Committee on ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: ESPN Blogs

  2. Vandals chip chunk off Howard's Rock at Clemson

    Vandals chip chunk off Howard's Rock at Clemson
    on June 13, 2013 Source: CBS Sports

  3. Howard's Rock Vandalized

    Howard's Rock, the iconic chunk of stone sitting atop a pedestal at Clemson's Memorial Stadium, was vandalized on June 2 or 3, according to a statement from Clemson athletic director Dan Radakovich : A small portion of the Rock was broken off of its pedestal after vandals broke the casing that protects the artifact. "We take vandalism, especially of such an important part of our history, very ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: SB Nation

chuck in News

  1. TIME: Chuck Schumer and the Art of the Deal

    (TIME) - Chuck Schumer has a unified theory about how to do a big deal in a divided capital. “You have to walk in the other guy’s moccasins,” he says. “You have to think what they think. If you want to bring somebody onto your side, you have to figure out what motivates them. What […]
    on June 13, 2013 Source: CNN Political Ticker

  2. Chuck Schumer and the Art of the Deal

    (TIME Magazine subscribers can read the full story, “The Deal Maker,” here) Chuck Schumer has a unified theory about how to do a big deal in a divided capital. “You have to walk in the other guy’s moccasins,” he says. “You have to think what they think. If you want to bring somebody onto your side, you have to figure out what motivates them. What do they need?” The strategy is working. Once ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Swampland

  3. Chuck E. Cheese’s Challenges Kids to Head Outdoors, Get Active for Chance to Win Ultimate Playground for Their Community

    Family entertainment leader and number one kid-friendly restaurant Chuck E. Cheese’s is moving fun and play outdoors with its new summer promotion. In conjunction with the introduction of its new Chuck E.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

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