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chuck (excrete)

Definition:

to eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth

Class:

body verb (grooming, dressing, and bodily care)

Past tense:

chucked

Present participle:

chucking

3rd-person singular present:

chucks

Type of:

excrete » exhaust

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

barf | be sick [irregular verb] | boke [Scotland] | cast | cat | disgorge | honk | puke | purge | regorge | regurgitate | retch | sick | spew | spue | throw up | upchuck | vomit | vomit up

Etymology:

[verb] "to throw", variant of chock "give a blow under the chin" ... | [noun]...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of chuck...

Definition references  (+images)

Cambridge Dictionary:

sick [entry 2] | be sick

[after verb] feeling ill as if you are going to vomit | "be sick": to vomit (15 of 51 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/sick 2

Oxford Dictionary:

be sick

be ill. | [British] : vomit | See parent entry "sick" (9 of 41 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/be sick 1

Wiktionary:

be sick

Used other than as an idiom: be sick. | [informal] to vomit (11 of 29 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/be sick

Wikipedia:

Vomiting | emesis | throwing up

the forceful expulsion of the contents of one's stomach through the mouth and sometimes the nose. Vomiting can be caused by a wide variety of conditions; it may present as a specific response to ailments like gastritis or poisoning, or as a... (42 of 3134 words, 2 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Vomiting

American Heritage Dictionary:

throw | threw [past tense] | thrown [present participle] | throwing [3rd-person singular present] | throw away | throw back | throw in | throw off | throw open | ...

To propel through the air with a motion of the hand or arm. | To discharge into the air by any means | To hurl or fling with great force or speed | To ... (31 of 930 words, 50 definitions, 38 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/throw

Collins Dictionary:

throw up | produce [synonym, sense-specific]

to give up; abandon, relinquish | to build or construct hastily | to reveal; produce | [intransitive, informal] to vomit (17 of 446 words, 4 definitions, 10 usage examples)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/throw-up

Merriam-Webster:

throw up | throw up one's hands | give up [synonym, sense-specific] | vomit [synonym, sense-specific] | produce [synonym, sense-specific] | quit [synonym, sense-specific] | barf [synonym, sense-specific] | gag [synonym, sense-specific] | heave [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

to raise quickly | "give up", "quit" | to build hurriedly | "vomit" | to bring forth; "produce" | to make distinct especially by contrast; cause to ... (22 of 186 words, 9 definitions, 5 usage examples)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/throw up

Macmillan British Dictionary:

throw up | threw up [past tense] | thrown up [past participle] | throwing up [present participle] | throws up [3rd-person singular present]

[intransitive/transitive, informal] if you throw up or throw something up, food and drink comes back up from your stomach and out of your mouth | ... (24 of 160 words, 5 definitions, 5 usage examples)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/throw-up

New World Dictionary:

regorge | regorgorged [past tense] | regorgorging [present participle]

to throw up or back; disgorge | to flow or gush back, as water (13 of 27 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/regorge

Random House Dictionary:

regorge | regorgorged [past tense] | regorgorging [present participle]

to disgorge; cast up again. | to rush back again; gush. (10 of 22 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/regorge

Columbia Encyclopedia:

cat | Abyssinian cat | angora cat | Burmese cat | calico cat | cameo cat | domestic shorthair cat | Himalayan cat | Maltese cat | ...

name applied broadly to the carnivorous mammals constituting the family Felidae, and specifically to the domestic cat, "Felis catus". The great ... (21 of 184 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0810811​.html

Britannica Encyclopedia:

vomiting [pathology] | emesis [synonym]

the forcible ejection of stomach contents from the mouth. Like nausea, vomiting may have a wide range of causes, including motion sickness, the use of ... (25 of 226 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/632709​/vomiting

Encarta Dictionary:

throw up

to erect a building or structure quickly | to vomit the contents of the stomach (informal) | to give something up, especially something important or ... (23 of 52 words, 3 definitions)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861719992​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

chuck

First use: 1590s

Origin: [verb] "to throw", variant of chock "give a blow under the chin" ... | [noun] "piece of wood or meat", 1670s, probably a variant of "chock" ... (26 of 54 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=chuck

upchuck

First use: by 1960

Origin: "to vomit", American English slang, from "up" + "chuck" (verb) "to throw".

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=upchuck

Collins Dictionary:

chuck

First use: 16th century | 17th century | 14th century | 19th century

Origin: of unknown origin | variant of chock | chukken to cluck, of imitative origin | from Chinook Jargon, from Nootka chauk

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/chuck

American Heritage Dictionary:

chuck | chucked [past tense] | chucking [present participle] | chucks [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Variant of chock, possibly from French choc, knock, blow; see "shock" [entry 1]. | Dialectal chuck, lump, ... (16 of 26 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/chuck

New World Dictionary:

chuck

Origin: perhaps French choquer, to shock, strike against from Middle Dutch schokken | probably variant of "chock" | echoic

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/chuck

Wiktionary:

chuck | chucks [plural] | chucked [past tense] | chucking [present participle]

Origin: Variant of chock. | Onomatopoeic dialect term for chicken, imitative of a hen's cluck. | woodchuck.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/chuck

upchuck | upchucked [past tense] | upchucking [present participle] | upchucks [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: chuck up.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/upchuck

Oxford Dictionary:

chuck [entry 1] | chuck it | the chuck

First use: late 17th century

Origin: (as a verb): from "chuck2"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/chuck

chuck [entry 2]

First use: early 17th century

Origin: (as a noun): probably from Old French chuquer, later choquer "to knock, bump", of unknown ultimate origin

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/chuck--2

chuck [entry 3] | chuck steak

First use: late 17th century

Origin: as a variant of "chock"; see also "chunk1"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/chuck--3

chuck [entry 4]

First use: mid 19th century

Origin: perhaps the same word as "chuck3"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/chuck--4

chuck [entry 5]

First use: late 16th century

Origin: alteration of "chick1"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/chuck--5

chick [entry 1]

Origin: Middle English: abbreviation of "chicken"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/chick

Merriam-Webster:

chuck [entry 1, verb]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English chukken, of imitative origin

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/chuck

chuck [entry 2, noun]

First use: 1595

Origin: perhaps from chuck chicken

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/chuck show=1

chuck [entry 3, verb]

First use: 15th century

Origin: unknown

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/chuck show=2

chuck [entry 5, noun]

First use: 1723

Origin: English dialect chuck lump

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/chuck show=4

Encarta Dictionary:

chuck [entry 2] | chucks [plural]

Origin: Late 17th century Variant of chock

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861597201​/definition​.html  [offline]

chuck [entry 3, definition 1] | chucked [past tense] | chucking [present participle] | chucks [3rd-person singular present]

First use: 14th century

Origin: An imitation of the sound

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861597202​/definition​.html  [offline]

chuck [entry 4, Canadian] | chucks [plural]

First use: Late 19th century

Origin: Chinook Jargon, "water"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 561546579​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

chuck

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "chuck"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/chuck

Macmillan American Dictionary:

chuck [transitive, informal, verb] | chucked [past tense] | chucking [present participle] | chucks [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "chuck"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/chuck

chuck [noun] | chucks [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "chuck"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/chuck 14

upchuck [intransitive/transitive, United States, informal] | upchucked [past tense] | upchucking [present participle] | upchucks [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "upchuck"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/upchuck

Macmillan British Dictionary:

chuck [transitive, informal] | chucked [past tense] | chucking [present participle] | chucks [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "chuck"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/chuck

chuck [noun] | chucks [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "chuck"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/chuck 14

Cambridge Dictionary:

chuck [entry 1, informal]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "chuck"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "chuck"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/chuck 1

the Free Dictionary:

chuck

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "chuck"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "chuck"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "chuck" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/chuck

upchuck

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "upchuck"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "upchuck"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "upchuck" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/upchuck

Google Dictionary:

chuck | chucks [plural] | chucked [past tense] | chucking [present participle]

Audio: English pronunciation of "chuck"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=chuck

upchuck | upchucked [past tense] | upchucking [present participle] | upchucks [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: English pronunciation of "upchuck"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=upchuck

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

chuck

Audio: North American pronunciation of "chuck"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=chuck​001 word=chuck

upchuck

Audio: North American pronunciation of "upchuck"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=upchuc​01 word=upchuck

YourDictionary Audio:

chuck

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "chuck" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/chuck

upchuck

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "upchuck"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/upchuck

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