Mumbling helps audiences "feel like they're peeking in the keyhole," Batson says.
Or rather, not assuming their personas, but only peeking out through their skin, revealing her own wary eyes.
Yet Manhattan has none of the defensiveness that seems to be peeking around the corners of this film.
The sun was peeking through the trees, creating pockets of warmth amid the cold mountain air.
peeking through the roses stood a single note, which read: "Beloved Mother—always in our hearts."
“That should cure us of peeking into windows,” Brad lectured Babe.
You go away and let me do the peeking and listening for you around these parts.
If I catch one of you peeking, Ill confine you in the snow-house for five minutes.
And before daylight half of the town was peeking in through the windows at us.
Somebody, peeking through a keyhole, had seen pink ice-cream, and had come away dazzled.
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.).