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1 peck /ˈpɛk/ verb
pecks; pecked; pecking
1 peck
/ˈpɛk/
verb
pecks; pecked; pecking
Learner's definition of PECK
of a bird
: to strike sharply at something with the beak
[no object]
+ at
[+ object]
[+ object] : to make (something) by pecking with the beak
[+ object] : to kiss (someone) lightly and quickly

peck at

[phrasal verb]
peck at (something)
: to take small bites of (food)
see also hunt-and-peck
2 peck /ˈpɛk/ noun
plural pecks
2 peck
/ˈpɛk/
noun
plural pecks
Learner's definition of PECK
[count]
: the act of pecking something : a quick, sharp strike with the beak
informal : a quick kiss
compare 3peck
3 peck noun
plural pecks
3 peck
noun
plural pecks
Learner's definition of PECK
[count]
: a unit for measuring an amount of fruit, vegetables, or grain that is equal to about 8.8 liters in the U.S. and about 9.1 liters in the U.K.
compare 2peck
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