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beck

verb
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of beck

becked; becking; becks
archaic
: beckon

Origin and Etymology of beck

Middle English, alteration of beknen


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beck

noun

Definition of beck

1 chiefly Scottish : bow, curtsy
2 a : a beckoning gesture
at one's beck and call
: ready to obey one's command immediately

First Known Use of beck

14th century

in the meaning defined above

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beck

noun \ ˈbek \

Definition of beck

British
: creek 2

Origin and Etymology of beck

Middle English bek, from Old Norse bekkr; akin to Old English bæc brook, Old High German bah, Lithuanian bėgti to flee — more at phobia



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