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chunk



Pronunciation: (chungk), [key]
n.
1. a thick mass or lump of anything: a chunk of bread; a chunk of firewood.
2. Informal.a thick-set and strong person.
3. a strong and stoutly built horse or other animal.
4. a substantial amount of something: Rent is a real chunk out of my pay.

v.t.
1. to cut, break, or form into chunks: Chunk that wedge of cheese and put the pieces on a plate.
2. to remove a chunk or chunks from (often fol. by out): Storms have chunked out the road.

v.i.
to form, give off, or disintegrate into chunks: My tires have started to chunk.

chunk



Pronunciation: (chungk), [key]
v.t. South Midland and Southern U.S.
1. to toss or throw; chuck: chunking pebbles at the barn door.
2. to make or rekindle (a fire) by adding wood, coal, etc., or by stoking (sometimes followed by up).

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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