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peck

 
Noun peck has 3 senses
  1. batch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, muckle, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad, whole lot, whole slew - (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"
    --1 is a kind of large indefinite quantity, large indefinite amount
    --1 has particulars: flood, inundation, deluge, torrent
  2. peck - a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 2 gallons
    --2 is a kind of
    British capacity unit, Imperial capacity unit
    --2 is a part of bushel
  3. peck - a United States dry measure equal to 8 quarts or 537.605 cubic inches
    --3 is a kind of
    United States dry unit
    --3 is a part of bushel
    --3 has parts: quart, dry quart
Verb peck has 5 senses
  1. peck, pick, beak - hit lightly with a picking motion
    --1 is one way to strike
    Derived form: noun pecker3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody PP
    Somebody ----s something PP
  2. peck, pick up - eat by pecking at, like a bird
    --2 is one way to eat
    Derived form: noun pecker3
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  3. smack, peck - kiss lightly
    --3 is one way to kiss, buss, osculate
    Sample sentence:
    Sam cannot peck Sue
  4. pick at, peck at, peck - eat like a bird; "The anorexic girl just picks at her food"
    --4 is one way to eat
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
  5. nag, peck, hen-peck - bother persistently with trivial complaints; "She nags her husband all day long"
    --5 is one way to complain, kick, plain, sound off, quetch, kvetch
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s somebody
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