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peep

verb uk   us   /piːp/

peep verb (LOOK)

C2 [I usually + adv/prep] to secretly look at something for a short time, usually through a hole: I saw her peeping through the curtains/into the room.

peep verb (APPEAR)

[I usually + adv/prep] to appear slowly and not be completely seen: A few early flowers had peeped up through the snow. The cat's tail was peeping out from under the bed.

peep verb (NOISE)

[I] to make a weak high noise

peep

noun uk   us   /piːp/

peep noun (SOMETHING SAID)

[S] informal a statement, answer, or complaint: No one has raised a peep about this dreadful behaviour. One more peep out of you and there'll be no television tomorrow. There hasn't been a peep out of (= any form of communication from) my sister for a couple of weeks.

peep noun (NOISE)

[C] the weak high noise made by young birds

peep noun (LOOK)

[S] a quick look: Take/Have a peep at what it says in this letter.
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