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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.
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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).
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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 peer
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