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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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