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peck

1. verb bird2. verb kiss quickly3. verb make mark in stone, metal4. noun tap with beak 5. noun movement with beak for food6. noun quick kiss 7. noun MEAS, HIST unit of measurement
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1 verb bird
TRANSITIVEgiob verb  c m upioc verb  c m uprioc verb  c m uthe chickens were pecking each other bhí na sicíní ag piocadh a chéilethey'd peck your eyes out phriocfaidís na súile asat
INTRANSITIVEgiob verb  c m upioc verb  c m uthe bird might peck in defence d'fhéadfadh an t-éan tosú ag piocadh chun é féin a chosaintthe blackbirds were pecking in the grass bhí na lonta dubha ag piocadh san fhéar, bhí na lonta dubha ag giobadh san fhéar
2 verb kiss quickly TRANSITIVEpóigín a thabhairt dohe pecked her on the cheek thug sé póigín di ar a grua, phóg sé a grua go héadrom
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3 verb make mark in stone, metal TRANSITIVEtapáil verb  c m uto peck an image into a rock íomhá a thapáil isteach i gcloch 4 noun tap with beak cnag  c m upricín mascthe chicken gave it a couple of pecks bhuail an sicín é lena ghob cúpla uair, thug an sicín cúpla pricín dó 5 noun movement with beak for foodgiobadhpiocadh masc  c m upriocadh masc  c m uthe bird made a few pecks at the food bhain an t-éan cúpla priocadh as an mbia 6 noun quick kiss póigín  c m ushe gave him a peck on the cheek phóg sí é go héadrom ar a ghrua 7 noun MEAS, HIST unit of measurementpeic fem2
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to eat a peck of dirt before you die

we'll all eat a peck of dirt before we die is iomaí greim salachair a bheidh slogtha againn faoin am a bhfaighimid bás

to peck a hole in sth

rud a pholladh le do ghobpoll a dhéanamh i rud le do ghobthe magpie was pecking holes in the plastic bhí an snag breac ag polladh an phlaistigh lena ghob

to peck sb/sth to death

(also

to peck sb/sth to pieces

) duine/rud a stróiceadh as a chéile