peep Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “peep” in the English Dictionary

"peep" in British English

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peepverb

uk   us   /piːp/

peep verb (LOOK)

C2 [I usually + adv/prep] to ​secretlylook at something for a ​shorttime, usually through a ​hole: I ​saw her peeping through the ​curtains/into the ​room.

peep verb (APPEAR)

[I usually + adv/prep] to ​appearslowly and not be ​completelyseen: A few early ​flowers had peeped up through the ​snow. The cat's ​tail was peeping out from under the ​bed.

peep verb (NOISE)

[I] to make a ​weak high ​noise

peepnoun

uk   us   /piːp/

peep noun (SOMETHING SAID)

[S] informal a ​statement, ​answer, or ​complaint: No one has raised a peep about this ​dreadfulbehaviour. One more peep out of you and there'll be no ​televisiontomorrow. There hasn't been a peep out of (= any ​form of ​communication from) my ​sister for a ​couple of ​weeks.

peep noun (NOISE)

[C] the ​weak high ​noise made by ​youngbirds

peep noun (LOOK)

[S] a ​quicklook: Take/Have a peep at what it says in this ​letter.
(Definition of peep from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"peep" in American English

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peepverb [I]

 us   /pip/

peep verb [I] (LOOK)

to ​lookquickly and often ​secretly: He peeped over his ​shoulder to ​see if anyone was ​watching. If something peeps up or out, it has just ​begun to ​appear: Daisies were peeping through the ​turf.

peepnoun

 us   /pip/

peep noun (SOUND)

[C] a ​sound, or a ​spoken word: She’s too ​scared to make a peep.
(Definition of peep from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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