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chute1

chute1

 
 
pronunciation:
shut
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (noun), Homophone Note
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a sloped trough or channel down which things may slide in order to transport them.
Letters poured down the mail chute.She tossed the sheets down the laundry chute.
similar words:
slide
definition 2: a waterfall or swiftly moving section of a river.
They were attempting to go over the chute when they capsized.
similar words:
cascade
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: chuted, chutes, chuting
definition: to move or convey by means of a chute.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to move or descend by chute.
Homophone Note
The words chute and shoot sound alike but have different meanings.