Origin of peck1
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH peckpecks , pecs
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Other definitions for peck (2 of 3)
- to nibble indifferently or unenthusiastically at (food).
- to nag or carp at: Stop pecking at me, I'm doing the best I can.
OTHER WORDS FOR peck
Origin of peck2
OTHER WORDS FROM peckun·pecked, adjective
Other definitions for peck (3 of 3)
How to use peck in a sentence
Peck doesn’t rely on tired visual tropes or techniques that would make it easy to just put on the show in the background while you’re doing something else.
Peck spends four hours scrupulously laying out that case, and by the end it’s undeniable.
In an essay film, the goal is the same — to let us move along Peck’s thought paths, tracing the connections he sees.
Viewers who’ve seen that film will recognize Peck’s hand in this one.
At times, the episodes sprawl so much that it can be hard to keep track of how we got from John Wayne to Peck’s own home movies to the Haitian Revolution to the Irish being seen as “apes” to Alexis de Tocqueville writing about the Trail of Tears.
But not until Gregory Peck is humiliated and walks out do we cut high and long to show his exit.
We see Peck's character change and at the same time we see the awesome size of the forces he's up against.
Digital birds that peck you to pieces, a disabled graffiti master who works by brainwaves.Frickin’ Laser Beams Run by Eyeballs: The Next Art Revolution Is Here|Nico Hines|July 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Michael Peck is a contributing writer at Foreign Policy Magazine and a writer for the War is Boring defense blog.
Gregory Peck was a gentleman and Horton Foote, the great Texas playwright, was always on the set.Robert Duvall on His Storied Career, His New Movie, and Why He’s Ditching the GOP|Marlow Stern|March 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I should judge that a peck of corn is about the average product of a day's work through all this region.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
Mr. Peck leaned over the corpse, revealing none of the repulsion that Ward was sure he would exhibit.
By now Mr. Peck had sterilized the glass with the alcohol and was prepared to make his test.
"Six, six and one-eighth in his stocking feet, to be exact," Mr. Peck corrected.
"A machine has stopped here at the side of the road quite recently," Mr. Peck offered, pointing to the tire marks in the dust.