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English definition of “peek”

peek

verb [I]     /piːk/
C2 to look , especially for a short time or while trying to avoid being seen : Close your eyes . Don't peek. I've got a surprise for you. I peeked out the window to see who was there. The children peeked over the wall to see where the ball had gone. The film peeks behind the scenes of a multinational corporation .Using the eyesEyesight, glasses and lensesThe eye and surrounding areaPerceptive peek out, through, etc. to stick out slightly and be partly seen : I could just see her petticoat peeking out from under her skirt .Protruding and sticking out
(Definition of peek verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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