There are 2 main translations of peck in Spanish

: peck1peck2

peck1

picotear, v.

Pronunciation /pɛk//pɛk/

transitive verb

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    picotear
    picar
    the bird pecked my hand or pecked me on the hand el pájaro me picoteó / me picó / me dio un picotazo en la mano
    • A bird pecking for food a few steps ahead of me sensed my approach and flew off the ground and disappeared into the woods.
    • The bird waited below, pecking furiously at its own neck.
    • Birds sang more clearly now, and woodpeckers pecked with more zest than they had heard the night before.
    • Mrs Wheeler said she thought the noise made by the burglars was the bad weather or birds pecking on the roof.
    • The hens also have helped control scorpions - they peck off the stinger and then work on the rest.
    • Outside Pittsburgh he'd found her flowered hat floating in a pond, half pecked apart by birds.
    • People stuck outside were getting pecked by thousands of birds at a time.
    • The chickens are pecking, the cows are mooing, and the pigs are, well, eating slop.
    • It started at age five when I got pecked on the head by an emu.
    • I got quite used to tiny black Tussock birds pecking matter-of-factly at my shoes.
    • Its strong, sharp beak pecked sharply at Wayne's exposed forearm.
    • The woodpecker was pecking away at some stupid tree.
    • Almost all of his grass has been pecked up by birds in search of a tasty meal.
    • Farmers trim from a third to a half of the beaks off chickens, turkeys, and ducks to cut losses from poultry pecking each other.
    • The rooster and hens came squawking and pecking around his feet.
    • Subdued chickens peck around the dirt for any trace of discarded food.
    • At first it was thought Pebbles had been pecked by a bird or had been fighting with another cat.
    • The cassowary pecks the ground, gobbling fat worms with quick chops of its beak.
    • A small, red chicken was pecking around in the grass, near the fence.
    • Chickens were pecking in a small yard and pigs were rolling in a mud swamp.

intransitive verb

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    picar
    picotear
    to peck at sth (nibble) picar algo
    • eat properly, don't peck! ¡come bien, no picotees!
    • she had barely pecked at her food apenas había tocado la comida
    • I was determined not to spend the rest of my life as ‘Fatty the gargantuan’ and so I just pecked at my food, ignoring my rebellious stomach, which was screaming for food like an overweight baby.
    • These dishes were small and neatly packaged, and before long, I found myself pecking at my food in an appraising, sensitive way, and nibbling in tiny little bites.
    • She made a pretence of pecking at her food, then excused herself and retreated to her rooms.

noun

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    (of bird)
    picotazo masculine
    • Ace, not liking his perch to have been taken, came down and gave a sharp peck on Jerome's hand.
    • Arrow flipped under her and gave her a quick peck underneath her beak.
    • Patience finally paid off as one hopped slowly, slowly towards me and I felt the peck of a tiny beak in my hand.
    • Ratios of pecks per pace were calculated to estimate foraging rate at the time and place of observation.
    • Nestlings use this beak hook in lunging pecks and bites to the backs and heads of their siblings that result in scratches, bruises, and skin lesions.
    • Peck rates were recorded by counting the number of pecks during a period of continuous head-down posture, which was timed with a stopwatch.
    • Such injuries may be caused by bird pecks, insect damage, mechanical abrasion, or by tightly compressed berries which burst when the vine takes up water after rainfall.
    • The mother bird started to peck at me, but I dodged all the pecks and hit her beak with my mace.
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    (kiss)
    beso masculine
    she gave me a peck on the cheek me dio un beso / me besó en la mejilla
    • I gave him a peck on the lips and went back downstairs.
    • Devon gave me a quick peck on the lips and stroked my hair.
    • He embraced her, as she gave him a peck on the lips.
    • She didn't know if she was expecting a hug, a peck on the cheek or a kiss.
    • She greeted Alex with a quick peck on both cheeks, then immediately turned her gaze to Evan.
    • It wasn't even a kiss to her, maybe just a peck on the cheek, but that was all.
    • She stepped towards him and gave him a quick peck on the lips.
    • He was changing a light bulb and she gave him a peck on the cheek, and he was in shock.
    • James dropped a quick peck onto his mother's cheek and slid onto a bar stool where bacon and eggs awaited him.
    • Lola dotes on him hand and foot, trying to rekindle his emotions, but earns only a perfunctory peck on the cheek at best.
    • Without even a peck, Julio turns away down the thick stone steps and runs.
    • I didn't want a peck on the cheek to be my goodnight kiss.
    • He says ‘Goodbye, dear’ and gives her a peck on the cheek at their door.
    • She wanted to kiss him, even a gentle peck on the cheek, but she didn't think that it would be appropriate.
    • Cordially, he gave Megan a peck on the cheek and Kayla a quick kiss across the lips.
    • What had started out as an innocent peck suddenly turned into something more.
    • Not just a peck on the cheek, a really passionate kiss.
    • Jason shared an intimate embrace and a self-conscious peck with Antoine.
    • He gave her a light peck on the cheek and then returned to his own room.
    • We said goodbye and he gave me a peck on the cheek.

There are 2 main translations of peck in Spanish

: peck1peck2

peck2

picotín, n.

Pronunciation /pɛk//pɛk/

noun

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    (measure)
    picotín masculine
    a peck of trouble un buen lío
    • If you don't know your bushel from your peck take a look.
    • America is now the last major power to retain feet and gallons and bushels and pecks.