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To operate or move properly Choocher
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to work or function. used to describe a mechanism or chemical doing its job. I believe it originated from waiting for glues, resins or epoxies to Chooch (dry)
It originates from locomotive drive wheels – it’s the mechanism you can see working.
While it’s working, the train’s making the choo-choo-choo-choo noise – it’s “chooching”.
This can be a noun or a verb, just like the word “Work”. Chooch can be a verb as in “Get this thing to chooch” which essentially means to function. Chooch can also be a noun, such as “The battery is at full chooch”, or “give ‘er more chooch.”. This then means power, energy or charge.