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What is the difference between Peak and Peek and Pick and Pique?
What is the difference between Peak and Peek and Pick and Pique? :
) Pointed top especially of a mountain
The plane flew over the snow-covered peaks.
) The mountain itself
The climbers made camp half-way of the peak.
) Any shape, edge or part of something that narrow to a point
He reached the peak of the roof.
) The pointed part of the cap
) 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.
) Reach the highest point or value
Demand for electricity peaks in the evenings.
Toy sales peaked just before Dussehra and are now decreasing.
) Look quickly and often secretively at something / someone
Do not peek at my diary.
He was peeking over the walls.
) Quick, often sly, glance
He took a peek at what was hidden in the cup-board.
) Choose or select something
You can pick whatever you want.
) Pluck, gather or remove from the place where they grow
I bought flowers freshly picked from the garden.
) Remove small pieces of matter from something in order to clean it
Pick your nose.
Did you pick your mouth today?
) Remove something from the surface
He picked the books off the floor.
He picked a hair from the collar of his coat.
) Make a hole in something
The child was picked a hole in his apron.
) Take up (grain) into the bill
Chickens are picking corns.
) Eat in very small amounts or without appetite
Sparrows picked at the crumbs.
Right of selecting
The winner has the first pick of the prizes.
) The best example of something
What is the pick of the new season’s fashions?
) Hurt the pride or self-respect of someone
He was piqued to discover that he had not been invited.
She seemed rather piqued.
) Arouse (a person’s interest or curiosity)
Her curiosity was piqued.
) 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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