Peck Peck, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pecked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pecking}.] [See {Pick}, v.] 1. To strike with the beak; to thrust the beak into; as, a bird pecks a tree. [1913 Webster]

2. Hence: To strike, pick, thrust against, or dig into, with a pointed instrument; especially, to strike, pick, etc., with repeated quick movements. [1913 Webster]

3. To seize and pick up with the beak, or as with the beak; to bite; to eat; -- often with up. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

This fellow pecks up wit as pigeons peas. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. To make, by striking with the beak or a pointed instrument; as, to peck a hole in a tree. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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