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peekverb [I]

uk   /piːk/  us   /piːk/
C2 to ​look, ​especially for a ​shorttime or while ​trying to ​avoid being ​seen: Close ​youreyes. 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 ​multinationalcorporation.
peek out, through, etc.
to ​stick out ​slightly and be ​partlyseen: I could just ​see her ​petticoat peeking out from under her ​skirt.

peeknoun

uk   /piːk/  us   /piːk/ informal
(Definition of peek from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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peekverb [I]

 us   /pik/
to ​look, esp. for a ​shorttime or while ​trying to ​avoid being ​seen: Close ​youreyes and don’t peek.
If something peeks out or up, it can be ​partlyseen: The dog’s ​head peeked out from behind the ​tree.
peek
noun [C]  us   /pik/
She took a peek down the ​hall.
(Definition of peek from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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