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pecking

verb
present participle of peck

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1 to eat reluctantly and in small bites
  • found out that fashion models never really eat—they just peck at small meals in expensive restaurants

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2 to penetrate or hold (something) with a pointed object
  • the bird continued to peck the suet cake intently

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pecking (at)

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“Pecking.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/pecking. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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