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Beck vs. Peck

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Becknoun

A stream or small river.

Peckverb

To strike or pierce with the beak or bill (of a bird) or similar instrument.

‘The birds pecked at their food.’;

Becknoun

A significant nod, or motion of the head or hand, especially as a call or command.

‘To be at the beck and call of someone.’;

Peckverb

(transitive) To form by striking with the beak or a pointed instrument.

‘to peck a hole in a tree’;

Becknoun

A vat.

Peckverb

To strike, pick, thrust against, or dig into, with a pointed instrument, especially with repeated quick movements.

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Beckverb

(archaic) To nod or motion with the head.

Peckverb

To seize and pick up with the beak, or as if with the beak; to bite; to eat; often with up.

Becknoun

See Beak.

Peckverb

To do something in small, intermittent pieces.

‘He has been pecking away at that project for some time now.’;

Becknoun

A small brook.

‘The brooks, the becks, the rills.’;

Peckverb

To type by searching for each key individually.

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Becknoun

A vat. See Back.

Peckverb

(rare) To type in general.

Becknoun

A significant nod, or motion of the head or hand, esp. as a call or command.

‘They have troops of soldiers at their beck.’;

Peckverb

To kiss briefly.

Beckverb

To nod, or make a sign with the head or hand.

Peckverb

(regional) To throw.

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Beckverb

To notify or call by a nod, or a motion of the head or hand; to intimate a command to.

‘When gold and silver becks me to come on.’;

Peckverb

To lurch forward; especially, of a horse, to stumble after hitting the ground with the toe instead of teh flat of the foot.

Becknoun

a beckoning gesture

Pecknoun

An act of striking with a beak.

Beck

Beck David Hansen (born Bek David Campbell; July 8, 1970) is an American musician, singer, rapper, songwriter, and record producer. He rose to fame in the early 1990s with his experimental and lo-fi style, and became known for creating musical collages of wide-ranging genres.

Pecknoun

A small kiss.

Pecknoun

One quarter of a bushel; a dry measure of eight quarts.

‘They picked a peck of wheat.’;

Pecknoun

A great deal; a large or excessive quantity.

‘She figured most children probably ate a peck of dirt before they turned ten.’;

Pecknoun

The fourth part of a bushel; a dry measure of eight quarts; as, a peck of wheat.

Pecknoun

A great deal; a large or excessive quantity.

Pecknoun

A quick, sharp stroke, as with the beak of a bird or a pointed instrument.

Peckverb

To strike with the beak; to thrust the beak into; as, a bird pecks a tree.

Peckverb

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

Peckverb

To seize and pick up with the beak, or as with the beak; to bite; to eat; - often with up.

‘This fellow pecks up wit as pigeons peas.’;

Peckverb

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

Peckverb

To make strokes with the beak, or with a pointed instrument.

Peckverb

To pick up food with the beak; hence, to eat.

‘[The hen] went pecking by his side.’;

Pecknoun

(often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent;

‘a batch of letters’; ‘a deal of trouble’; ‘a lot of money’; ‘he made a mint on the stock market’; ‘it must have cost plenty’;

Pecknoun

a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 2 gallons

Pecknoun

a United States dry measure equal to 8 quarts or 537.605 cubic inches

Peckverb

hit lightly with a picking motion

Peckverb

eat by pecking at, like a bird

Peckverb

kiss lightly

Peckverb

eat like a bird;

‘The anorexic girl just picks at her food’;

Peckverb

bother persistently with trivial complaints;

‘She nags her husband all day long’;

Peck

A peck is an imperial and United States customary unit of dry volume, equivalent to 2 dry gallons or 8 dry quarts or 16 dry pints. An imperial peck is equivalent to 9.09 liters and a US customary peck is equivalent to 8.81 liters.

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