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beck 1

 (bĕk)
n.
A gesture of beckoning or summons.
Idiom:
at (someone's) beck and call
Ready to comply with any wish or command.

[Middle English bek, from bekken, to beckon, alteration of bekenen; see beckon.]

beck 2

 (bĕk)
n. Chiefly British
A small brook; a creek.

[Middle English, from Old Norse bekkr; see bhegw- in Indo-European roots.]

beck

(bɛk)
n
1. a nod, wave, or other gesture or signal
2. at someone's beck and call ready to obey someone's orders instantly; subject to someone's slightest whim
[C14: short for becnen to beckon]

beck

(bɛk)
n
(Physical Geography) (in N England) a stream, esp a swiftly flowing one
[Old English becc, from Old Norse bekkr; related to Old English bece, Old Saxon beki, Old High German bah brook, Sanskrit bhanga wave]

beck1

(bɛk)

n.
1. a gesture used to signal, summon, or direct someone.
2. Chiefly Scot. a bow or curtsy of greeting.
Idioms:
at someone's beck and call, subject to someone's every wish.
[1325–75; Middle English, short variant of becnen to beckon]

beck2

(bɛk)

n. Brit.
[1250–1300; Middle English becc < Old Norse bekkr; akin to Old English bece, Old Saxon beki, Old High German bah]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.beck - a beckoning gesturebeck - a beckoning gesture      
motion, gesture - the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals
Translations
رَهْنَ إشارَتِهِ، عَلى اسْتِعْداد دائِم
k službámna pokyn
hoppe og springe for
alltaf til taks, aî hlÿîa e-m
laukiantis tik mostelėjimotik pirštu pamojus
būt pilnīgi kāda rīcībā
emre amade/hazır

beck

1 [bek] N to be at the beck and call ofestar siempre a disposición de

beck

2 [bek] N (N Engl) → arroyo m, riachuelo m

beck

[ˈbɛk] n
to be at sb's beck and call (= doing their bidding) → être à l'entière disposition de qn
I'm sick of being at his beck and call
BUT J'en ai marre d'être constamment à sa botte.

beck

n to be (completely) at somebody’s beck and calljdm voll und ganz zur Verfügung stehen; I’m not at your beck and calldu kannst doch nicht so einfach über mich verfügen; his wife is completely at his beck and callseine Frau muss nach seiner Pfeife tanzen; to have somebody at one’s beck and calljdn zur ständigen Verfügung haben, ganz über jdn verfügen können

beck

[bɛk] n to be at sb's beck and calldover essere a completa disposizione di qn

beck

(bek) : at someone's beck and call
always ready to carry out someone's wishes. He has servants at his beck and call.
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