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noun [countable]     peep pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    [usually singular] a quick look at something
    have/take a peep:

    I’ll just take a peep inside.

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  2. 2
    [usually singular] spoken a very slight sound or noise
    not a peep from/out of someone:

    There wasn’t a peep out of her after I put her to bed.

  3. 3
    a short quiet high sound
  4. 4
    British the sound made by a car’s horn

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