1. [ verb ] hit lightly with a picking motion
Synonyms: beak pick
Related terms: strike beak
2. [ verb ] (food) eat by pecking at; of birds
Synonyms: pick_up
Related terms: eat beak
3. [ verb ] bother persistently with trivial complaints
Synonyms: nag hen-peck

"She nags her husband all day long"

Related terms: complain scold
4. [ verb ] (food) eat like a bird
Synonyms: peck_at pick_at

"The anorexic girl just picks at her food"

Related terms: eat
5. [ noun ] a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 2 gallons
Related terms: British_capacity_unit bushel
6. [ noun ] (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
Synonyms: mass lot good_deal great_deal pile plenty heap sight mint deal whole_lot flock quite_a_little raft pot slew stack mickle mess spate wad tidy_sum whole_slew muckle hatful batch

: "a batch of letters" "a deal of trouble" "a lot of money" "he made a mint on the stock market" "it must have cost plenty"

Related terms: large_indefinite_quantity flood jam heap
7. [ verb ] kiss lightly
Synonyms: smack
Related terms: kiss smack
8. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 795
9. [ noun ] a United States dry measure equal to 8 quarts or 537.605 cubic inches
Related terms: United_States_dry_unit bushel quart
Similar spelling:   Peke