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Pecked vs Nipped - What's the difference?

pecked | nipped |

As verbs the difference between pecked and nipped

is that pecked is past tense of peck while nipped is past tense of nip.

pecked

English

Verb

(head)
  • (peck)

  • peck

    English

    (wikipedia peck)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) pecken, pekken, variant of (etyl) picken, . More at pick.

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To strike or pierce with the beak or bill (of a bird) or similar instrument.
  • The birds pecked at their food.
  • * 1922 , (Virginia Woolf), (w, Jacob's Room) , Chapter 2
  • The rooster had been known to fly on her shoulder and peck her neck, so that now she carried a stick or took one of the children with her when she went to feed the fowls.
  • To form by striking with the beak or a pointed instrument.
  • to peck a hole in a tree
  • To strike, pick, thrust against, or dig into, with a pointed instrument, especially with repeated quick movements.
  • To seize and pick up with the beak, or as if with the beak; to bite; to eat; often with up .
  • (Addison)
  • * Shakespeare
  • This fellow pecks up wit as pigeons peas.
  • To do something in small, intermittent pieces.
  • He has been pecking away at that project for some time now.
  • To type by searching for each key individually.
  • (rare) To type in general.
  • To kiss briefly.
  • * 1997 , , (w, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone) , Chapter 1; 1998 ed., Scholastic Press, ISBN 0-590-35340-3, p. 2
  • At half past eight, Mr. Dursley picked up his briefcase, pecked Mrs. Dursley on the cheek, and tried to kiss Dudley good-bye but missed, because Dudley was now having a tantrum and throwing his cereal at the walls.
    Derived terms
    * pecking order * peckish * woodpecker

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An act of pecking.
  • A small kiss.
  • Etymology 2

    Probably from (etyl) (pek), (pekke), of uncertain origin.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • One quarter of a bushel; a dry measure of eight quarts.
  • They picked a peck of wheat.
  • A great deal; a large or excessive quantity.
  • She figured most children probably ate a peck of dirt before they turned ten.
  • * Milton
  • a peck of uncertainties and doubts

    Etymology 3

    Variant of .

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (regional) To throw.
  • To lurch forward; especially, of a horse, to stumble after hitting the ground with the toe instead of teh flat of the foot.
  • * 1928 , (Siegfried Sassoon), Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man , Penguin 2013, p. 97:
  • Anyhow, one of them fell, another one pecked badly, and Jerry disengaged himself from the group to scuttle up the short strip of meadow to win by a length.

    Etymology 4

    Noun

    (-)
  • Discoloration caused by fungus growth or insects.
  • an occurrence of peck in rice
    Derived terms
    * pecky

    Etymology 5

    nipped

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (nip)

  • nip

    English

    (Webster 1913)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A small quantity of something edible or a potable liquor.
  • I’ll just take a nip of that cake.
    He had a nip of whiskey.
    Synonyms
    * nibble (of food) * See also

    Etymology 2

    Diminutive of nipple .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (vulgar) A nipple, usually of a woman.
  • Etymology 3

    Probably from a form of (etyl) nipen. Cognate with (etyl) ; (etyl) knebti.

    Verb

    (nipp)
  • To catch and enclose or compress tightly between two surfaces, or points which are brought together or closed; to pinch; to close in upon.
  • *
  • To remove by pinching, biting, or cutting with two meeting edges of anything; to clip.
  • * '>citation
  • To blast, as by frost; to check the growth or vigor of; to destroy.
  • To vex or pain, as by nipping; hence, to taunt.
  • *
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • A playful bite.
  • The puppy gave his owner’s finger a nip .
  • A pinch with the nails or teeth.
  • Briskly cold weather.
  • There is a nip''' in the air. It is '''nippy outside.
  • * 1915 , :
  • The day had only just broken, and there was a nip in the air; but the sky was cloudless, and the sun was shining yellow.
  • A seizing or closing in upon; a pinching; as, in the northern seas, the nip of masses of ice.
  • A small cut, or a cutting off the end.
  • A blast; a killing of the ends of plants by frost.
  • A biting sarcasm; a taunt.
  • (nautical) A short turn in a rope. Nip and tuck, a phrase signifying equality in a contest. [Low, U.S.]
  • The place of intersection where one roll touches another in papermaking.
  • A pickpocket.
  • *
  • Derived terms
    * nip and tuck * nip in the bud

    Etymology 4

    Verb

    (nipp)
  • To make a quick, short journey or errand; usually roundtrip.
  • Why don’t you nip down to the grocer’s for some milk?

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