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"peek" in British English

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peekverb [I]

uk   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   us   /piːk/ informal
have/take a peek C1 to ​look at something for a ​shorttime: If I'm ​passing by I might take a peek at the new ​premises.
(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)
Translations of “peek”
in Spanish echar un vistazo, mirar a hurtadillas…
in Vietnamese liếc trộm…
in Malaysian mengintai…
in Thai แอบดู…
in French jeter un coup d’oeil (furtif) (à)…
in German gucken…
in Chinese (Simplified) 窥视,偷看…
in Turkish gizlice bakmak, dikizlemek, gözlemek…
in Russian выглядывать, заглядывать украдкой…
in Indonesian mengintip…
in Chinese (Traditional) 窺視,偷看…
in Polish zerkać…
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