donner un coup de bec à
to peck a hole in sth percer qch d'un coup de bec
→ Larger birds may come and peck holes in their eggs.
to peck sb on the cheek donner à qn un baiser rapide sur la joue
→ Every night she pecks him on the cheek in the hall.
[+bird] coup m de bec
→ When she tried to touch the eggs, it gave her a peck.
→ It was only a peck.
(=kiss) baiser m rapide to give sb a peck on the cheek donner à qn un baiser rapide sur la joue → She gave him a quick peck on the cheek.
[+hard surface] donner des coups de bec sur
→ A pigeon pecked at the window pane.
→ Hens peck at the flower beds.
[+grains] picorer, picoter
→ If you throw down a few grains in front of a chicken it will peck at it.
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