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English definition of “peck”

peck

verb     /pek/
[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
(Definition of peck verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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