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peek

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verb \ˈpēk\

Definition of peek

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1a :  to look furtively A little girl peeked around the corner of the chair at him.b :  to peer through a crack or hole or from a place of concealment —often used with in or out peeked in through the window — J. M. Flagler peeked out at us from behind the curtains — Winifred Bambrick

  3. 2 :  to take a brief look :  glance peeked ahead to the next chapter to see what would happen

Examples of peek in a Sentence

  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.

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Origin and Etymology of peek

Middle English piken


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peek

noun

Definition of peek

  1. 1 :  a furtive look

  2. 2 :  a brief look :  glance

Examples of peek in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of peek

see 1peek



PEEK Defined for English Language Learners

peek

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verb

Definition of peek for English Language Learners

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

  • : to look at something briefly

  • : to show slightly : to be slightly visible


PEEK Defined for Kids

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peek

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verb \ˈpēk\

Definition of peek for Students

peeked

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peeking

  1. 1 :  to look in a sneaky or cautious way He peeked through the bushes.

  2. 2 :  to take a quick glance I peeked at the next chapter.


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peek

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noun

Definition of peek for Students

  1. :  a quick or sly look



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