Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun peck

3 senses of peck

Sense 1
batch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, mountain, muckle, passel, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad -- ((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"; "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")
       => large indefinite quantity, large indefinite amount -- (an indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitude)

Sense 2
peck -- (a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 2 gallons)
       => British capacity unit, Imperial capacity unit -- (a unit of measure for capacity officially adopted in the British Imperial System; British units are both dry and wet)

Sense 3
peck -- (a United States dry measure equal to 8 quarts or 537.605 cubic inches)
       => United States dry unit -- (a unit of measurement of capacity for dry substances officially adopted in the United States Customary System)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb peck

5 senses of peck

Sense 1
peck, pick, beak -- (hit lightly with a picking motion)
       => strike -- (deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon; "The teacher struck the child"; "the opponent refused to strike"; "The boxer struck the attacker dead")

Sense 2
peck, pick up -- (eat by pecking at, like a bird)
       => eat -- (take in solid food; "She was eating a banana"; "What did you eat for dinner last night?")

Sense 3
smack, peck -- (kiss lightly)
       => snog, kiss, buss, osculate -- (touch with the lips or press the lips (against someone's mouth or other body part) as an expression of love, greeting, etc.; "The newly married couple kissed"; "She kissed her grandfather on the forehead when she entered the room")

Sense 4
pick at, peck at, peck -- (eat like a bird; "The anorexic girl just picks at her food")
       => eat -- (take in solid food; "She was eating a banana"; "What did you eat for dinner last night?")

Sense 5
nag, peck, hen-peck -- (bother persistently with trivial complaints; "She nags her husband all day long")
       => complain, kick, plain, sound off, quetch, kvetch -- (express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness; "My mother complains all day"; "She has a lot to kick about")

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