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peck

verb uk   /pek/ us  
[I or T] When a bird pecks, it bites, hits, or picks up something small with its beak: The birds learn to peck holes in the milk bottle tops. Geese were pecking around for food. Chickens pecked at the seeds which covered the ground.Animal (non-human) behaviourBiting, chewing and swallowingEating [T] to give someone a quick kiss, especially on the side of the face: He pecked his aunt on the cheek.Showing affectionTouching and feeling
Phrasal verbs

peck

noun [C] uk   /pek/ us  
a quick kiss: She gave me the usual peck on the cheek.Animal (non-human) behaviourBiting, chewing and swallowingEating
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