I assumed there was a fancy-pants magazine photo shoot in progress and peeked to see who was posing.
Another night, when he started grilling me about other men, I suspected that he had peeked at my cellphone texts.
John peeked out the curtain window, saw me, and immediately opened it and pulled me inside.
Her sweet face was all peeked and pale in the candle-light: she who had been a child was come to womanhood in a few weeks.
He peeked and pried, and was bent on penetrating the mystery.
I saw his evil eye as he stood on the doorstep, and I knew by the way he peeked and peered that he was after no good.
Then he peeked over into the cellar and I just pointed and couldn't speak.
Sure enough, there was a wide crack just below the step, and when I peeked in, I could see the electric connections.
I peeked around the corner and Pa and the policeman went off to get a drink.
No one had spoken in that half-minute, and I peeked through at Elizabeth.
late 14c., piken "look quickly and slyly," of unknown origin. The words peek, keek, and peep all were used with more or less the same meaning 14c.-15c.; perhaps the ultimate source was Middle Dutch kieken. Related: Peeked; peeking.
"a peek, glance," 1844, from peek (v.).