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peer

verb [I usually + adv/prep] uk   /pɪər/ us    /pɪr/
C2 to look carefully or with difficulty: When no one answered the door, she peered through the window to see if anyone was there. The driver was peering into the distance trying to read the road sign.Using the eyesEyesight, glasses and lensesThe eye and surrounding areaPerceptive

peer

noun [C] uk   /pɪər/ us    /pɪr/

peer noun [C] (EQUAL)

C1 a person who is the same age or has the same social position or the same abilities as other people in a group: Do you think it's true that teenage girls are less self-confident than their male peers? He wasn't a great scholar, but as a teacher he had few peers (= not as many people had the same ability as him).Friends, acquaintances and contemporaries

peer noun [C] (HIGH RANK)

in Britain, a person who has a high social position and any of a range of titles, including baron, earl, and duke, or a life peer: a hereditary peer a Conservative peerRoyalty, aristocracy and titles
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