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chalk

chalk

 
 
pronunciation:
chawk
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb, adjective
phrases:
chalk up
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a soft whitish limestone derived mostly from minute sea shells.
definition 2: a substance derived from natural chalk that is pressed into a stick-like form and used for writing on a blackboard or drawing on pavement.
 
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: chalked, chalking, chalks
definition 1: to rub, treat, or mark with chalk.
definition 2: to write down or portray in a drawing with chalk.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: of paint, to become so weathered that a powder is formed.
phrase: chalk up
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: of, pertaining to, or made with chalk.
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  • chalkboard:
    a board in a classroom; chalkboard. You write on a chalkboard with chalk.
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