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chunk

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noun \ˈchəŋk\

Definition of chunk

  1. 1 :  a short thick piece or lump (as of wood or coal)

  2. 2 :  a large noteworthy quantity or part <bet a sizable chunk of money on the race>

  3. 3 :  a strong thickset horse usually smaller than a draft horse

Examples of chunk in a sentence

  1. She cut the fruit into large chunks.

  2. She spends a good chunk of her day on the phone.

  3. He devoted a large chunk of time to the project.

Origin and Etymology of chunk

perhaps alteration of chuck short piece of wood


First Known Use: 1691


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chunk

verb

Definition of chunk

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to make a dull plunging or explosive sound <the rhythmic chunking of thrown quoits — John Updike>

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to mishit (a golf ball or shot) by striking the ground behind the ball

Origin and Etymology of chunk

imitative


First Known Use: 1890



CHUNK Defined for English Language Learners

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chunk

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noun \ˈchəŋk\

Definition of chunk for English Language Learners

  • : a thick piece of something

  • : a large amount or part of something


CHUNK Defined for Kids

chunk

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noun \ˈchəŋk\

Definition of chunk for Students

  1. :  a short thick piece <a chunk of ice>



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