huck

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Verb[edit]

huck ‎(third-person singular simple present hucks, present participle hucking, simple past and past participle hucked)

  1. (transitive, informal) To throw or chuck.
    He was so angry that he hucked the book at my face.
    • Stephen King, A Very Tight Place
      Mostly these portable toilets are just thin molded plastic [] But at construction sites, we sheet-metal the sides. Cladding, it's called. Otherwise, people come along and punch holes through them. [] Or kids will come along and huck rocks through the roofs, just to hear the sound it makes.
  2. (transitive, Ultimate Frisbee) To throw a long way.
  3. (mountain biking) To gain extra height from a jump by compressing the springs just before the take-off.
    Longer forks make the bike more cumbersome, but you will be able to huck off of more stuff.
    If you huck it (the take-off), you'll drop about 20 feet.
  4. (mountain biking) To make a maneuver in a clumsy way.
  5. (transitive, whitewater kayaking) To paddle off a waterfall or to boof a big drop.
    I hucked a sweet 25-foot waterfall on the Tomata River.
  6. To throw oneself off a large jump or drop.
  7. To throw one's body in the air, possibly in a way that is ungraceful or lacks skill.
  8. (dated) To haggle in trading.

Noun[edit]

huck ‎(plural hucks)

  1. (Ultimate Frisbee) A long throw, generally at least half a field in length.
  2. (skiing, snowboarding) A drop or jump off a cliff or cornice.
  3. (dialect) A person's hip.