- But £160,000 is needed for the final phase, a pumping station to discharge water from the beck into the River Derwent.
- This would be used to pump water from the beck into the river when the sluice was closed, so that beckwater did not itself back up and flood the roads.
- The villagers are trying to fund the installation of a pumping station to pump water from the beck into the river.
Middle English: from Old Norse bekkr, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch beek and German Bach. Used as the common term for a brook in northern areas, beck often refers, in literature, to a brook with a stony bed or following a rugged course, typical of such areas.
- And when Niall, who stood on the sideline for 40 minutes, finally got the beck, he didn't disappoint, scoring his first point in 20 years.
- And second, it had always been my assumption that anyone interested in getting involved could do so without the beck of enthusiastic recruiters.
- Come to think of it, I have the Antidote to Rage lying in my DVD player awaiting for the beck of a remote control.
Middle English: from archaic beck, abbreviated form of beckon.
at someone's beck and call
- Always having to be ready to obey someone’s orders immediately: enjoy having servants at your beck and call she was at her mother’s beck and callMore example sentences
- If you let yourself be controlled by the industry, you'll always be at their beck and call.
- Peabee had certainly known life on the penthouse floor: Women always at his beck and call.
- Whenever he's home, she's always expected to be at his beck and call.