A chunk is a piece of something taken from a larger piece. Chunks result from bites, accidents, weather, or any situation when something breaks away from a larger piece.
- A chunk of ice fell from an overpass and broke the windshield on a car passing below.
- A man swimming in the ocean had a large chunk of flesh taken from him by a shark.
- A beef stew is made with large chunks of beef.
- It’s not a good idea to swallow large chunks of food. You need to chew it first.
- The brain can process large chunks of information over time.
- The meeting we had to attend consumed a large chunk of time.
These are large chunks of meat.
The word "chunky" is an adjective. If something is chunky, it’s large.
- Ted is kind of a chunky kid.
- Louise is concerned that her arms are becoming chunky.
- That big sweater makes you look chunky.
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January 6, 2020