Definition of 'peck'
Example sentences containing 'peck'
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The only physical closeness is the odd peck on the cheek. The Sun (2016)She only gives me a peck on the cheek. The Sun (2016)The news stories, it seems, followed him like pecking birds to the very end of his life. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The ones that peck your eyes out. Times, Sunday Times (2015)She pushed back her chair and gave me a quick peck on the cheek. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Mothers dropped off their young sons for the first term with a perfunctory peck on the cheek. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The sides had the odd hole where the birds had been pecking. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He said he would run me home and gave me a peck on the cheek. The Sun (2009)She gave me a squeeze when we said goodnight and this led to a peck on the cheek. The Sun (2016)She wasn't risking life and limb for one tiny peck. The Sun (2009)The birds don't peck away the solid rock with their beaks. Secrets of the Soil (1990)She gives me a peck on the cheek, then tears back inside. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It ended up being a peck on the cheek and a hug, which felt right. The Sun (2015)He gave me a peck on the cheek, which instantly made me feel more relaxed. The Sun (2006)Another 16 per cent prefer a continental peck on the cheek. The Sun (2012)He gave me a peck on the cheek and said he'd take me straight home. The Sun (2006)They died in agonies on the gallows, where they were sometimes left for the birds to peck. Times, Sunday Times (2014)One may also be a little bird pecking away the insects that prey upon the elephant's hide. THROWING THE ELEPHANT (2002)I mean a quick peck on the cheek or the lips. The Sun (2011)I just get a peck on the cheek when he goes to work. The Sun (2008)A single peck on the cheek has been more than enough to keep them happy. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Having a bird peck food off their heads is just one of the challenges endured by the celebs taking part in this offbeat panel show. The Sun (2013)But if the flight had been in mid-air and the bird had been pecking the pilot, it could have been dangerous. The Sun (2006)Q WHY do birds peck at the brown patches on my lawn? The Sun (2009)
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Used Occasionally. peck is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'peck'
British English: peck VERB
If a bird pecks at something or pecks something, it moves its beak forward quickly and bites at it.
The birds were pecking at whatever they could find.
Definition of peck from the Collins English Dictionary
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