chuck it (all) in

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of chuck it (all) in

informal
:to give up doing what one has been doing :quit
  • He grew tired of his job and decided to just chuck it (all) in.

Word by Word Definitions

chuck play
  1. : cluck

  1. used as an endearment

  1. : pat, tap

  2. : toss, throw

  3. : discard

  1. : a pat or nudge under the chin

  2. : an abrupt movement or toss

  1. : a cut of beef that includes most of the neck, the parts about the shoulder blade, and those about the first three ribs — see beef illustration

  2. : food

  3. : an attachment for holding a workpiece or tool in a machine (such as a drill or lathe)

all play
  1. : the whole amount, quantity, or extent of

  2. : as much as possible

  3. : every member or individual component of

  1. : wholly, quite

  2. : selected as the best (as at a sport) within an area or organization

  3. : only, exclusively

  1. : the whole number, quantity, or amount : totality

  2. used in such phrases as for all I know, for all I care, and for all the good it does to indicate a lack of knowledge, interest, or effectiveness

  3. : everybody, everything

  1. : the whole of one's possessions, resources, or energy

  1. : other : different : atypical

  2. : isomeric form or variety of (a specified chemical compound)

  3. : being one of a group whose members together constitute a structural unit especially of a language


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