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Synonyms for peck

kiss

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  • kiss
  • plant a kiss
  • give someone a smacker
  • give someone a peck or kiss

Synonyms for peck

to touch or caress with the lips, especially as a sign of passion or affection

peck at: to scold or find fault with constantly

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the act or an instance of kissing

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a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 2 gallons

a United States dry measure equal to 8 quarts or 537

hit lightly with a picking motion

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eat by pecking at, like a bird

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kiss lightly

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eat like a bird

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bother persistently with trivial complaints

References in classic literature ?
There was a grave clock, ticking somewhere up the staircase; and there was a songless bird in the same direction, pecking at his cage, as if he were ticking too.
A strange idea was pecking at his brain like a chicken in the egg, and very, very much absorbed him.
Perseveration in a guessing task by laying hens selected for high or low levels of feather pecking does not support classification of feather pecking as a stereotypy.
Feather pecking is a behavior by which birds damage or destroy the feathers of themselves (self-pecking) or other birds (allo feather pecking), in some cases even plucking out feathers and eating these.
And it ends with the brilliant lyric: "Woody Woodpecker pecking on a tree/standing in the kitchen going peck, peck, peck, peck, peck, peck, peck, peck, peck .
Chronic pain was assessed by measuring pecking behaviour and beak sensitivity responses.
Beak trimming is performed early in the life of commercial hens to decrease injuries caused by cannibalism, bullying and feather and vent pecking (Savory, 1995).
Previously mated females again tended to select the loser of the males' pecking competition, but virgins chose the winner.