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verb peep pronunciation in British English /piːp/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlepeeping
past tensepeeped
past participlepeeped

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  1. 1
    [intransitive] to look at something quickly and secretly, usually from a place where you think you cannot be seen
    peep at/through/into/over:

    She tried to peep through the gates to see the garden.

  2. 2
    [intransitive] to appear slightly from behind or under something
    peep from/out/through:

    His head peeped out from under the blanket.

  3. 3
    [intransitive] to make a short quiet high sound
  4. 4
    [transitive] British to make a car’s horn produce a sound
    1. a.
      [intransitive] if a car’s horn peeps, it makes a sound


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