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Peck

Pronunciation: pĕkt
n.1.The fourth part of a bushel; a dry measure of eight quarts; as, a peck of wheat.
2.A great deal; a large or excessive quantity.
v. t.1.To strike with the beak; to thrust the beak into; as, a bird pecks a tree.
[imp. & p. p. Pecked (pĕkt); p. pr. & vb. n. Pecking.]
2.Hence: To strike, pick, thrust against, or dig into, with a pointed instrument; especially, to strike, pick, etc., with repeated quick movements.
3.To seize and pick up with the beak, or as with the beak; to bite; to eat; - often with up.
4.To make, by striking with the beak or a pointed instrument; as, to peck a hole in a tree.
v. i.1.To make strokes with the beak, or with a pointed instrument.
2.To pick up food with the beak; hence, to eat.
[The hen] went pecking by his side.
- Dryden.
To peck at
a - to attack with petty and repeated blows; to carp at; to nag; to tease.
a - to eat slowly and in small portions, with litle interest; as, to peck at one's food.
n.1.A quick, sharp stroke, as with the beak of a bird or a pointed instrument.
Noun1.Peckpeck - (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent; "a batch of letters"; "a deal of trouble"; "a lot of money"; "he made a mint on the stock market"; "it must have cost plenty"
2.peck - a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 2 gallons
3.peck - a United States dry measure equal to 8 quarts or 537.605 cubic inches
Verb1.peck - hit lightly with a picking motion
Synonyms: beak, pick
2.peck - eat by pecking at, like a bird
Synonyms: pick up
3.peck - kiss lightly
Synonyms: smack
4.peck - eat like a bird; "The anorexic girl just picks at her food"
Synonyms: peck at, pick at
5.peck - bother persistently with trivial complaints; "She nags her husband all day long"
Synonyms: hen-peck, nag

PECK. A measure of capacity, equal to two gallons. Vide Measure.

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