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chunk

 (chŭngk)
n.
1. A thick mass or piece: a chunk of ice.
2. Informal A substantial amount: won quite a chunk of money.
3. A strong stocky horse.
v. chunked, chunk·ing, chunks
v.tr.
To form into chunks.
v.intr.
To make a dull clacking sound: listened to the rundown copier chunk along.

[Perhaps variant of chuck.]

chunk

(tʃʌŋk)
n
1. a thick solid piece, as of meat, wood, etc
2. a considerable amount
[C17: variant of chuck2]

chunk1

(tʃʌŋk)

n.
1. a thick mass or lump of anything; hunk.
2. a strong and stoutly built horse or other animal.
3. a substantial amount of something.
[1685–95; perhaps alter. of chuck2]

chunk3

(tʃʌŋk)
v.i.
to make a dull throbbing or explosive sound.
[1885–90; imitative]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chunk - a compact masschunk - a compact mass; "a ball of mud caught him on the shoulder"
clot, coagulum - a lump of material formed from the content of a liquid
agglomeration - a jumbled collection or mass
gob - a lump of slimy stuff; "a gob of phlegm"
clew - a ball of yarn or cord or thread
2.chunk - a substantial amount; "we won a chunk of money"
large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity - an indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitude
Verb1.chunk - put together indiscriminately; "lump together all the applicants"
collect, compile, accumulate, amass, roll up, hoard, pile up - get or gather together; "I am accumulating evidence for the man's unfaithfulness to his wife"; "She is amassing a lot of data for her thesis"; "She rolled up a small fortune"
2.chunk - group or chunk together in a certain order or place side by side
group - arrange into a group or groups; "Can you group these shapes together?"

chunk

noun piece, block, mass, portion, lump, slab, hunk, nugget, wad, dollop (informal), wodge (Brit. informal) Cut the melon into chunks.

chunk

noun
An irregularly shaped mass of indefinite size:
Informal: hunk.
Translations
قِطْعَة كَبِيرَةقِطْعَة مِنَ اللحْم
kuspolenopořádný kus
lunshumpel
kimpale
komad
bútur, stórt stykki
厚く切ったもの
큰 덩어리
su gabalais
gabalsrikašķēle
kusisko
bit
ก้อน
iri/kalınparça
khúc

chunk

[tʃʌŋk] N [of bread, cheese etc] → pedazo m, trozo m [of land, time, money] → cantidad f considerable

chunk

[ˈtʃʌŋk] n [meat] → gros morceau m; [bread] → quignon m
Cut the meat into chunks → Coupez la viande en gros morceaux.

chunk

ngroßes Stück; (of meat)Batzen m; (of stone)Brocken m

chunk

[tʃʌŋk] n(bel) pezzo; (of bread) → tocco

chunk

(tʃaŋk) noun
a thick piece of anything, as wood, bread etc. chunks of meat.
ˈchunky adjective
1. solid and strong. a chunky body.
2. containing chunks.

chunk

قِطْعَة كَبِيرَة kus luns Brocken χοντρό κομμάτι pedazo kimpale morceau komad pezzo 厚く切ったもの 큰 덩어리 brok klump kloc pedaço глыба bit ก้อน parça khúc 大块
References in classic literature ?
In the window facing Maumee Street stood a chunk of coal as large as an apple barrel, to indicate that orders for coal were taken, and beside the black mass of the coal stood three combs of honey grown brown and dirty in their wooden frames.
Yes, I'd like to see what a big chunk of gold like that would bring.
A great chunk of the shore had been bitten out by some spring freshet, and the scar was masked by elder bushes, growing down to the water in flowery terraces.
Mary, get me a silk thread, and a chunk of fire out of the kitchen.
But, lor' love yer `art, now that the old `ooman has stuck a chunk of her tea-cake in me, an' rinsed me out with her bloomin' old teapot, and I've lit hup, you may scratch my ears for all you're worth, and won't even get a growl out of me.
Consequently, when a chunk of mud came sailing over the fence, he did not notice it.
Presently they cleared and dropped a tangle of bent steel rods and wires from the frame, and a big chunk of silk bladder.
As for the Saw-Horse, he looked to be nothing more than an animated chunk of wood; and he bowed so stiffly that his head bumped against the floor, causing a ripple of laughter among the soldiers, in which Glinda frankly joined.
Thrusting the instrument into the huge bear's nostril, Mulcachy cut a clean round chunk of living meat out of one side of it.
Deer-Runner was spurred by the recital of famine to tear out a chunk of bear-meat and broil it on a stick over the coals.
He saw the blaze of the fire, Kloo- kooch cooking, and Grey Beaver squatting on his hams and mumbling a chunk of raw tallow.
Then came my boy code: when on a day a fellow gave another a "cannon-ball" or a chunk of taffy, on some other day he would expect to receive back a cannon-ball or a chunk of taffy.