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

Offend

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

Resentment

When he realised nobody was listening to him, he left the room in a fit of pique.











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