peek - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive] 

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/piːk/
present tense
I/you/we/theypeek
he/she/itpeeks
present participlepeeking
past tensepeeked
past participlepeeked
  1. 1
    to look at something quickly, especially secretly or from behind something

    He peeked carefully from behind the door.

    peek at/through/into/over:

    He peeked into the room.

  2. 2
    to appear slightly from behind or under something
    peek from:

    Strands of red hair peeked from under her hat.

    peek out:

    The sun peeked out from behind the clouds.