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- v. To toss up the head frequently, as a horse to avoid the restraint of the bridle.
- v. To not broadcast a medal-winning or otherwise memorable or crucial figure skating performance. This only occurs in a live broadcast because the network has to decide which programs to show and which to cut in the interest of time. If a skater is low in the rankings and several big names are set to skate later, that performance may be cut.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To toss up the head frequently, as a horse to avoid the restraint of the bridle.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To bruise, nip, or pinch by jamming or squeezing accidentally: as, to chack one's finger in shutting a door.
- To cut by a sudden stroke.
- To take hold of suddenly.
- In the manège, to jerk or toss (the head), as a horse, in order to slacken the strain of the bridle.
- n. A slight repast; luncheon; a snack: as, “a chack of dinner,” [Scotch.]
- n. Local British names of the wheatear, Saxicola œnanthe. Montagu.
- A Scotch form of check.
Wonder whether I can come that _chicker, chicker, chick, chack, chack, chack_, like one of them big monkeys.
"It's without the 'C,'" she said, referring to chack, though she cautioned that her familiarity comes from speaking German.
The western larks do not utter alarums of that kind, but a harsh "chack" instead, very similar to the call of the grackles.
When I waded out into the shallow water toward their rushy home, the old birds became quite uneasy, circling about above me like the red-wings, and uttering a harsh blackbird "chack," varied at intervals by a loud, and not unmusical, chirp.
First came a scolding note like that of an oriole, then the "chack" of a blackbird, and next a sweet, clear whistle, one following the other rapidly and vehemently, as if the performer intended to display all his accomplishments in a breath.
These birds also give a characteristic raspy "chack" call, often in flight.
"chack" two or three times repeated, then subdued barks like those of a distressed puppy, followed by hoarse "mews" and other sounds suggesting almost any creature rather than one in feathers.
So, when he opened his mouth to say "chack," a note or two would irresistibly bubble out beside it, as if he said, "You really must go away, my big friend.
The chack of the first fieldfare of the winter came close behind the last swallow of the summer, and we were in the thick of it.
The chack of one bird immediately triggers an answering call, which in turn prompts another to speak on.