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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 ?
Felicity had made some very nice sandwiches of ham which we all appreciated except Dan, who declared he didn't like things minced up and dug out of the basket a chunk of boiled pork which he proceeded to saw up with a jack-knife and devour with gusto.
When they came to the mountain it proved to be a rugged, towering chunk of deep green glass, and looked dismal and forbidding in the extreme.
A chunk, where the pick had laid open the heart of the gold, glittered like a handful of yellow jewels, and he cocked his head at it and slowly turned it around and over to observe the rich play of the light upon it.
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.
When the man brought him water he drank eagerly, and later bolted a generous meal of raw meat, chunk by chunk, from the man's hand.
Yes, I'd like to see what a big chunk of gold like that would bring.
He saw the blaze of the fire, Kloo- kooch cooking, and Grey Beaver squatting on his hams and mumbling a chunk of raw tallow.
I was told by a sculptor from Mauch Chunk that the scene was truly Parisian.
Mary, get me a silk thread, and a chunk of fire out of the kitchen.
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.
You poor, maudlin, sentimental, doddering chunk of imbecility,' it said; 'are there no limits to your insanity?
Daylight, between mouthfuls, fed chunks of ice into the tin pot, where it thawed into water.