huck

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verb

hucked; hucking; hucks
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transitive informal : to throw or toss
The 6-foot-1 senior hucked the ball around the field with abandon all night, finishing with a school-record 516 yards …Doug Drowley
Finally one man descends on the fish with a towel and hucks it overboard …Skip Knowles
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transitive + intransitive informal : to launch oneself in the air (as from a jump or drop)
… opened up Ski with the Superstars Week a day early when he hucked off a death-defying ledge, pulled his cord and sailed over man-eating cliffs to the lake below—just for kicks.Troy Hooper
Technical style had taken a back seat to stunt, with skaters hucking themselves down stairs, risking life, limb and testicles.Evan Alan Wright

huck

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noun

Examples of huck in a Sentence

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Verb
Spin your heart out or huck it to flat; the VCS is up for the former and down with the latter. Lydia Tanner, Outside Online, 27 May 2022

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Word History

Etymology

Verb

probably expressive variant of chuck entry 3

First Known Use

Verb

1982, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1851, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of huck was in 1851

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Cite this Entry

“Huck.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/huck. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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