chalk

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chalk is part of the Basic English 850.

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Noun[change]

Singular
chalk

Plural
chalks

Pieces of chalk
  1. (uncountable) a soft, white, powder-like limestone
    The men mine chalk in the hills near my house.
  2. (countable) a piece of chalk, or more usually, processed compressed chalk, that is used for drawing and for writing on a blackboard; teachers at school may use chalk to write on a blackboard
    John wrote his name on the blackboard with chalk.
    There are many pieces of chalk on the floor.
    The shop at the corner of the street sells many chalks.


Verb[change]

Plain form
chalk

Third-person singular
chalks

Past tense
chalked

Past participle
chalked

Present participle
chalking

  1. To put chalk on something, such as the tip of a billiards cue.
  2. To write something using chalk; this is often done on a blackboard.
  3. To use powdered chalk to put the lines on a sports field.

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