Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “peek”

peek

verb [I]  /pik/ us  
to look, esp. for a short time or while trying to avoid being seen: Close your eyes and don’t peek. If something peeks out or up, it can be partly seen: The dog’s head peeked out from behind the tree.
peek
noun [C]  /pik/ us  
She took a peek down the hall.
(Definition of peek from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of peek?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More American English definitions for “peek”

Definitions of “peek” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

bitter

a type of dark brown beer with a bitter taste

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More