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    peck - Dictionary definition and meaning for word peck

    Definition
    (noun) (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
    Example Sentence
    • a batch of letters
    • a deal of trouble
    • a lot of money
    • he made a mint on the stock market
    • see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos
    • it must have cost plenty
    • a slew of journalists
    • a wad of money
    Definition
    (noun) a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 2 gallons Definition
    (noun) a United States dry measure equal to 8 quarts or 537.605 cubic inches Definition
    (verb) hit lightly with a picking motion
    Synonyms : beak , pick
    Definition
    (verb) eat by pecking at, like a bird
    Synonyms : pick up
    Definition
    (verb) kiss lightly
    Synonyms : smack
    Definition
    (verb) eat like a bird
    Synonyms : peck at , pick at
    Example Sentence
    • The anorexic girl just picks at her food
    Definition
    (verb) bother persistently with trivial complaints
    Synonyms : hen-peck , nag
    Example Sentence
    • She nags her husband all day long
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