To attack with petty and repeated blows; to carp at; to nag; to tease.
Peck-at Sentence Examples
gull chicks peck at a red spot on their parents's bill to induce their parents to regurgitate food.
Drying her hands, she watches the bird peck at the cracks in the paving, seeking whatever it is that starlings seek.
In the winter he had a fire by which at noon he warmed his coffee in a kettle; and as he sat on a log to eat his dinner the chickadees would sometimes come round and alight on his arm and peck at the potato in his fingers; and he said that he "liked to have the little fellers about him."