Found 3 items, similar to peck.
English → Indonesian
English → English
n 1: (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent;
“a batch of letters”
; “a deal of trouble”
; “a lot of
; “he made a mint on the stock market”
; “it must
have cost plenty”
, good deal
, great deal
, quite a little
, tidy sum
, whole lot
, whole slew
2: a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to
3: a United States dry measure equal to 8 quarts or 537.605
v 1: hit lightly with a picking motion [syn: pick
2: eat by pecking at, like a bird [syn: pick up
3: kiss lightly [syn: smack
4: eat like a bird; “The anorexic girl just picks at her food”
[syn: pick at
, peck at
5: bother persistently with trivial complaints; “She nags her
husband all day long”
English → English
, v. i.
1. To make strokes with the beak, or with a pointed
2. To pick up food with the beak; hence, to eat.
[The hen] went pecking by his side. --Dryden.
To peck at
, to attack with petty and repeated blows; to
carp at; to nag; to tease.
A quick, sharp stroke, as with the beak of a bird or a
, n. [Perh. akin to pack; or, orig., an indefinite
quantity, and fr. peck, v. (below): cf. also F. picotin a
1. The fourth part of a bushel; a dry measure of eight
quarts; as, a peck of wheat. “A peck of provender.”
2. A great deal; a large or excessive quantity. “A peck of
uncertainties and doubts.”
, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pecked
; p. pr. & vb. n.
.] [See Pick
1. To strike with the beak; to thrust the beak into; as, a
bird pecks a tree.
2. Hence: To strike, pick, thrust against, or dig into, with
a pointed instrument; especially, to strike, pick, etc.,
with repeated quick movements.
3. To seize and pick up with the beak, or as with the beak;
to bite; to eat; -- often with up. --Addison.
This fellow pecks up wit as pigeons peas. --Shak.
4. To make, by striking with the beak or a pointed
instrument; as, to peck a hole in a tree.