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01. The soup had big [chunks] of chicken in it, as well as some carrots and celery.
02. The demonstrators were picking up [chunks] of cement, and throwing them at the police.
03. The lion tore a [chunk] of meat off the dead zebra, and swallowed it whole.
04. Sharon cut the melon into large [chunks], and put them in the fruit salad.
05. My uncle owns a large [chunk] of land in the middle of this city.
06. The old woman was wearing cheap, [chunky] jewelry.
07. The chocolate ice cream had big [chunks] of fudge in it.
08. Dorothy Parker once said that writer Ernest Hemingway had a capacity for enjoyment so vast that he gave away great [chunks] to those about him.
09. The child was so hungry that he was biting off huge [chunks] of his sandwich, and almost swallowing them whole.
10. A man was killed when a [chunk] of cement from a building fell on him during the earthquake.
11. In 1997, boxer Mike Tyson was fined three million dollars for biting a [chunk] out of the ear of his opponent, Evander Holyfield, during a match.
12. I found a big [chunk] of pork in my vegetable soup.
13. Humans carve the world into meaningful [chunks] called categories in order to make sense of our environment and the objects contained within it.
14. Modern language theory suggests that we learn and speak our language in [chunks] of meaning rather than individual words.
15. A shooting star results when a small [chunk] of matter burns up as it enters our earth's atmosphere.
16. Learning is facilitated when individual items can be [chunked] into meaningful groups.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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  • chunk — [tʃʌŋk] n [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: CHUCK2] 1.) a large thick piece of something that does not have an even shape ▪ ice chunks chunk of ▪ a chunk of bread 2.) a large part or amount of something ▪ The rent takes a large chunk out of my monthly… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • chunk´i|ly — chunk|y «CHUHNG kee», adjective, chunk|i|er, chunk|i|est. 1. like a chunk; short and thick: »He threw a chunky log on the fire. 2. Informal. stocky: »The little boy had …   Useful english dictionary

  • chunk|y — «CHUHNG kee», adjective, chunk|i|er, chunk|i|est. 1. like a chunk; short and thick: »He threw a chunky log on the fire. 2. Informal. stocky: »The little boy had …   Useful english dictionary

  • chunk — chunk·ed; chunk·ey; chunk; chunk·i·ly; chunk·i·ness; …   English syllables

  • Chunk — (ch[u^][ng]k), n. [Cf. {Chump}.] A short, thick piece of anything. [Colloq. U. S. & Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chunk — [ tʃʌŋk ] noun count 1. ) a large thick piece of something: a thick stew with chunks of meat and vegetables 2. ) a large amount or part of something: It will cost a chunk of money to fix the car this time …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • chunk — index part (portion), segment Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • chunk — 1690s, nasalized variant of CHUCK (Cf. chuck) (n.) cut of meat; meaning large amount is 1889. Verb meaning to throw is 1835, Amer.Eng. Related: Chunked; chunking …   Etymology dictionary

  • chunk — (informal) A small parcel …   Glossary of postal terms

  • chunk — [n] mass, slab of something block, clod, dollop, glob, gob, hunk, lump, nugget, part, piece, portion, wad; concept 471 …   New thesaurus

  • chunk — ► NOUN 1) a thick, solid piece. 2) a large amount. ORIGIN apparently an alteration of CHUCK(Cf. ↑chucker) …   English terms dictionary


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