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Origin of peck1
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH peckpecks , pecs
Definition for peck (2 of 3)
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- to nibble indifferently or unenthusiastically at (food).
- to nag or carp at: Stop pecking at me, I'm doing the best I can.
SYNONYMS FOR peck
Origin of peck2
OTHER WORDS FROM peckun·pecked, adjective
Definition for peck (3 of 3)
Example sentences from the Web for peck
The pecking order of democracy is reduced to this: When the president wants to go, he gets to go.Behind the Scenes With a ‘Site Agent’: The Secret Service’s Hardest Job|Marc Ambinder|October 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
During any other month, that news alone would have signaled a new world order, an upheaval in the pecking order.Does Katie Couric’s Move to Yahoo Signal the End of Old Media Dominance?|David Freedlander|November 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
That parsing of the pecking order, though, didn't extend to his personal life or interactions with colleagues.
But Cain wrapped himself in every sartorial cliché about authority, pecking order, and religiosity.
In other words, a lot of meeting and greeting that beg the complicated question of pecking protocol: To kiss or not to kiss?
It is quite safe to say that chickens will not be injured by pecking at hellebore-treated manure.The House Fly and How to Suppress It|L. O. Howard and F. C. Bishopp
When he went back Oliver was pecking at the head and eyes of the fox with all his might.Toots and his Friends|Kate Tannatt Woods
She reached up at him and succeeded in pecking a little kiss on his chin.Mlle. Fouchette|Charles Theodore Murray
A flock of hens huddled about the door, pecking at each other and raking up the snow with their claws.The Gold Brick|Ann S. Stephens
There was "Chow-Chow" on the window-sill, pecking at the glass, and holding up one foot, and then the other.