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shuck



Pronunciation: (shuk), [key]
n.
1. a husk or pod, as the outer covering of corn, hickory nuts, chestnuts, etc.
2. Usually, shucks. Informal.something useless or worthless: They don't care shucks about the project.
3. the shell of an oyster or clam.

v.t.
1. to remove the shucks from: to shuck corn.
2. to remove or discard as or like shucks; peel off: to shuck one's clothes.
3. Slang.to get rid of (often fol. by off): a bad habit I couldn't shuck off for years.

interj.
shucks, Informal.(used as a mild exclamation of disgust or regret.)

shuck



Pronunciation: (shuk), [key]
v.t. Slang.
to deceive or lie to.

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

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