steal a peek/look

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of steal a peek/look

: to take a quick look often in a secret way
  • He stole a peek/look at the birthday cake.

Word by Word Definitions

steal play
  1. : to take the property of another wrongfully and especially as a habitual or regular practice

  2. : to come or go secretly, unobtrusively, gradually, or unexpectedly

  3. : to steal or attempt to steal a base

  1. : the act or an instance of stealing

  2. : a fraudulent or questionable political deal

  3. : bargain

peek play
  1. : to look furtively

  2. : to peer through a crack or hole or from a place of concealment

  3. : to take a brief look : glance

  1. : a furtive look

  2. : a brief look : glance

look play
  1. : to make sure or take care (that something is done)

  2. : to ascertain by the use of one's eyes

  3. : to exercise the power of vision upon : examine

  1. : the act of looking

  2. : glance

  3. : the expression of the countenance


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