What is the
difference between Peak and Peek and Pick and Pique?
What is the difference between Peak and Peek and Pick and Pique? :
Peak : (noun)
( 1 ) Pointed top especially of a mountain
The plane flew over the snow-covered peaks.
( 2 ) The mountain itself
The climbers made camp half-way of the peak.
( 3 ) Any shape, edge or part of something that narrow to a point
He reached the peak of the roof.
( 4 ) The pointed part of the cap
( 5 ) Point of highest intensity, value, achievement, etc…
Traffic reaches a peak between 8 and 10 in the morning.
She is at the peak of her career.
Peak : (verb)
( 1 ) Reach the highest point or value
Demand for electricity peaks in the evenings.
Toy sales peaked just before Dussehra and are now decreasing.
Peek : (verb)
( 1 ) Look quickly and often secretively at something / someone
Do not peek at my diary.
He was peeking over the walls.
Peek : (noun)
( 1 ) Quick, often sly, glance
He took a peek at what was hidden in the cup-board.
Pick : (verb)
( 1 ) Choose or select something
You can pick whatever you want.
( 2 ) Pluck, gather or remove from the place where they grow
I bought flowers freshly picked from the garden.
( 3 ) Remove small pieces of matter from something in order to clean it
Pick your nose.
Did you pick your mouth today?
( 4 ) Remove something from the surface
He picked the books off the floor.
He picked a hair from the collar of his coat.
( 5 ) Make a hole in something
The child was picked a hole in his apron.
( 6 ) Take up (grain) into the bill
Chickens are picking corns.
( 7 ) Eat in very small amounts or without appetite
Sparrows picked at the crumbs.
Pick : (noun)
( 1 ) Choice
Right of selecting
The winner has the first pick of the prizes.
( 2 ) The best example of something
What is the pick of the new season’s fashions?
Pique : (verb)
( 1 ) Hurt the pride or self-respect of someone
He was piqued to discover that he had not been invited.
She seemed rather piqued.
( 2 ) Arouse (a person’s interest or curiosity)
Her curiosity was piqued.
Pique : (noun)
( 1 ) Feeling of hurt or annoyance
When he realised nobody was listening to him, he left the room in a fit of pique.
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