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peck  

      vt  
     (with beak)    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.        
   (=kiss)  
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.        
      n  
   [+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.        


peck at  
      vt fus  
[bird]  

  [+hard surface]  
donner des coups de bec sur  
→ A pigeon pecked at the window pane.        
  [+plants]   picoter  
→ 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.        
Translation English - French Collins Dictionary  
peck v.
picoter

Additional comments:

Collaborative Dictionary     English-French
exp.
donner à qn un baiser rapide sur la joue
exp.
percer qch d'un coup de bec
exp.
donner à qn un baiser rapide sur la joue
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'peck' also found in translations in French-English dictionary
v.
peck
v.
peck
n.
peck ; dig
n.
kiss ; peck
Terme canadien Ex. : viens me donner un bec ! = come and give me a peck!

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