Definition of chuck someone out in US English:

chuck someone out

phrasal verb

  • Force someone to leave a building.

    ‘the tenants have been chucked out of the cottages’
    • ‘Unfortunately he has now chucked me out of the family home, saying he never wishes to set eyes on me ever again, but I am so elated by having been accepted by the Marines that, believe me, I can live with this.’
    • ‘By the time he is chucked out of the funeral home, he has stirred the audience's pity and contempt in equal measure.’
    • ‘Eventually, some transmission came through his little ear widget and he shoved me on to another bouncer who escorted me down a dingy hall, stamped my wrist, and chucked me out into the alley.’
    • ‘We survived although a lot of people didn't and when we reached Australia we were chucked out on the streets and were left to fend for ourselves.’
    • ‘Remember what happened to King Lear; he generously gave away everything to his daughters, who then chucked him out.’
    • ‘Later, despite his feeble protestations, she petulantly chucks him out.’
    • ‘Oh I see, they're chucking Lisa out and trying to close up for the day.’
    • ‘I feel angry because they just want to chuck me out.’
    • ‘He chucked her out onto the street and they soon divorced.’
    • ‘She giggled about it and called over this big guy who chucked me out by the ear.’
    • ‘He was holding weekly sales in Skipton Town Hall until officialdom stepped in: the fire brigade ruled that Holmes' barrows and other garden furniture were a fire hazard and he was chucked out.’
    • ‘‘If we had physically chucked him out of the window and he had landed on the ground rather than the roof, we would have been in trouble as the law stands,’ he said.’
    • ‘Then one day, he came in saying he had been chucked out of home and needed £100 for a deposit for a house.’
    • ‘We couldn't believe how unprofessional he was - not to give some kind of formal warning first or have a meeting with us, but just to chuck us out immediately, two young girls on their own.’
    • ‘Eventually we were chucked out of the pub and made our way, drunk and happy back to the house to carry on until we passed out wherever we stood.’
    • ‘‘We've the same sense of humour,’ said Sylvia, before noting with a chuckle ‘but give us a week and you'd never know she might be chucking me out.’’
    • ‘I was 15 years old and I went to the police station because I was homeless and I had nowhere to stay - my family had chucked me out.’
    • ‘It then got a bit ugly - the night porter was called and tried to ‘arrest’ me and chuck me out.’
    • ‘He said he only went back for his coat… but I chucked him out again.’
    • ‘Hopefully they won't actually chuck me out if I do sneak in.’