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English noun: peck

1. peck (quantity) (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent

SamplesA 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.

Synonymsbatch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, mountain, muckle, passel, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad

Broader (hypernym)large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity

Narrower (hyponym)deluge, flood, haymow, inundation, torrent

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

Broader (hypernym)British capacity unit, Imperial capacity unit

Part meronymbushel

3. peck (quantity) a United States dry measure equal to 8 quarts or 537.605 cubic inches

Broader (hypernym)United States dry unit

Part holonymdry quart, quart

Part meronymbushel

English verb: peck

1. peck (contact) hit lightly with a picking motion

Synonymsbeak, pick

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)strike

2. peck (consumption) eat by pecking at, like a bird

Synonymspick up

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)eat

3. peck (contact) kiss lightly

ExamplesSam cannot peck Sue


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)buss, kiss, osculate, snog

4. peck (consumption) eat like a bird

SamplesThe anorexic girl just picks at her food.

Synonymspeck at, pick at

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)eat

5. peck (communication) bother persistently with trivial complaints

SamplesShe nags her husband all day long.

Synonymshen-peck, nag

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)complain, kick, kvetch, plain, quetch, sound off

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