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CHUCK, verb intransitive To make the noise of a hen or partridge, when she calls her chickens.

CHUCK, verb transitive To call, as a hen her chickens.

CHUCK, verb intransitive To jeer; to laugh. [See Chuckle.]

CHUCK, verb transitive

1. To strike, or give a gentle blow; as, to chuck one under the chin.

2. To throw, with quick motion, a short distance; to pitch.

CHUCK, noun

1. The voice or call of a hen.

2. A sudden small noise.

3. A word of endearment, corrupted from chick, chicken.