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peekverb [I]

uk   /piːk/ us   /piːk/
C2 to look, especially for a short time or while trying to avoid being seen: Close your eyes. 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 multinational corporation.
peek out, through, etc.
to stick out slightly and be partly seen: 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 short time or while trying to avoid being seen: Close your eyes and don’t peek.
If something peeks out or up, it can be partly seen: 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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