chunk vs chuck : Common Errors in English

chunk or 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.
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Definitions

  • n  a compact mass
  • n  a substantial amount
    we won a chunk of money
  • v  put together indiscriminately
  • v  group or chunk together in a certain order or place side by side

  • 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
    chuck the ball
  • v  throw away
  • v  pat or squeeze fondly or playfully, especially under the chin
  • v  eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth
News & Articles

  • Vandals chip chunk off Howard's Rock at Clemson
    Vandals chip chunk off Howard's Rock at Clemson
    June 13, 2013 - CBS Sports
  • 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 ...
    June 13, 2013 - ESPN Blogs
  • 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 ...
    June 13, 2013 - SB Nation

  • 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 […]
    June 13, 2013 - CNN Political Ticker
  • 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 ...
    June 13, 2013 - Swampland
  • 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.
    June 12, 2013 - Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance