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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.]
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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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

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]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
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
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

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.
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

beck

[bɛk] n to be at sb's beck and calldover essere a completa disposizione di qn
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

beck

(bek) : at someone's beck and call
always ready to carry out someone's wishes. He has servants at his beck and call.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
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If Brian Wilson joined forces with Beck Hanson, chances are the collaboration would sound something like "Phantom Limb." Singing about young lesbians falling deeper and deeper in love while drifting further and further from their small town's acceptance, Mercer is a dead-ringer for Wilson singing Beck-like, cut-and-paste lyrics.
Beck Hanson's encyclopedic grasp of pop, rock, soul, hip-hop, and all their permutations is daunting.
Already named for this years event are Travis, solo wizard David Gray, Mr Beck Hanson, Ocean Colour Scene, Happy Mondays, Death In Vegas, Groove Armada, Asian Dub Foundation, Roni Size and Super Furry Animals.