peck at

Definition of peck at

:to take small bites of (food)
  • Her son pecked at his food and said he wasn't hungry.

Word by Word Definitions

peck play
  1. : a unit of capacity equal to ¹/₄ bushel — see Weights and Measures Table

  2. : a large quantity or number

  1. : to strike or pierce especially repeatedly with the bill or a pointed tool

  2. : to make by pecking

  3. : to pick up with the bill

  1. : an impression or hole made by pecking

  2. : a quick sharp stroke

  3. : a quick light kiss


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