peck Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"peck" in British English

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peckverb

uk   us   /pek/
[I or T] When a ​bird pecks, it ​bites, ​hits, or ​picks up something ​small with ​itsbeak: The ​birdslearn to peck ​holes in the ​milkbottletops. Geese were pecking around for ​food. Chickens pecked at the ​seeds which ​covered the ​ground. [T] to give someone a ​quickkiss, ​especially on the ​side of the ​face: He pecked his ​aunt on the ​cheek.
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pecknoun [C]

uk   us   /pek/
a ​quickkiss: She gave me the ​usual peck on the ​cheek.
(Definition of peck from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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peckverb [I/T]

 us   /pek/
(of a ​bird) to ​hit, ​bite, or ​pick up something with the ​beak

pecknoun [C]

 us   /pek/
A peck is also a ​quickkiss: Aunt Velma gave me a peck on the ​cheek.
(Definition of peck from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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