Meaning of 啄

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Pinyin: zhuó
English Definition: to peck
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (mouth) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ kǒu ] mouth; entrance, gate, opening
    • [ chù ] a shackled pig
Similar Characters: 涿
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Example Words
啄木鸟 zhuó niǎo woodpecker
啄食 zhuó shí (of a bird) to peck at food
剥啄 zhuó (onom.) tap (on a door or window)
大金背啄木鸟 jīn bèi zhuó niǎo (bird species of China) greater flameback (Chrysocolaptes lucidus)
斑姬啄木鸟 bān zhuó niǎo (bird species of China) speckled piculet (Picumnus innominatus)
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Example Sentences
It combines the best parts of IM and texting: you chat from the comfort of your computer, and your friends can peck out replies on their little keyboards.
The bird pecked a hole in the tree.
The ducks bit him, the hens pecked him. and the girl who fed them kicked him aside.
I go to give him a kiss - just a peck - and he veers off, jerking his head out of the way like a nervous racehorse, too late to alter my trajectory and pretend I was aiming for his cheek.
This bird, sharp of eye and deft of beak, can accurately peck the flying insects in the air.