peek


1peek

verb \ˈpēk\

: to look at someone or something secretly especially from a hidden place

: to look at something briefly

: to show slightly : to be slightly visible

Full Definition of PEEK

intransitive verb
1
a :  to look furtively
b :  to peer through a crack or hole or from a place of concealment —often used with in or out
2
:  to take a brief look :  glance

Examples of PEEK

  1. A little girl peeked around the corner of the chair at him.
  2. Close your eyes, and no peeking!
  3. She peeked ahead to the next chapter to see what happened next.
  4. He allowed some of his friends to peek at his next painting.

Origin of PEEK

Middle English piken
First Known Use: 14th century

Related to PEEK

Synonyms
browse, dip, glimpse, glint, glance, skim
Antonyms
gaze, stare

2peek

noun

Definition of PEEK

1
:  a furtive look
2
:  a brief look :  glance

Examples of PEEK

  1. <took a peek at her Christmas gift hidden in the closet>

First Known Use of PEEK

1636

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