Just then there was a rustling under the table and Jackson lifted the tablecloth and peered underneath.
He peered inside, saw a man covered with blood, and called the police.
Officer responded and a new flurry of gunshots erupted as they peered under the boat cover.
Yambuku Breman peered out at the huge Congo River system as the flight took off.
I peered over my seat, scanning for a fellow passenger holding an iPhone.
His driver leaned down and peered into the shadow of the lilac bush.
Her eyes, fixed and with staring pupils, peered between her fingers.
I crawled up to the epaulment and peered down into the dusty street.
Then he clattered over the woodshed floor and peered into the kitchen.
He went up to the portires, opened them with some caution and peered in.
c.1300, "an equal in rank or status" (early 13c. in Anglo-Latin), from Anglo-French peir, Old French per (10c.), from Latin par "equal" (see par (n.)). Sense of "a noble" (late 14c.) is from Charlemagne's Twelve Peers in the old romances, who, like the Arthurian knights of the Round Table, originally were so called because all were equal. Sociological sense of "one of the same age group or social set" is from 1944. Peer review attested by 1970. Peer pressure is first recorded 1971.
"to look closely," 1590s, variant of piren (late 14c.), with a long -i-, probably related to or from East Frisian piren "to look," of uncertain origin. Influenced in form and sense by Middle English peren (late 14c.), shortened form of aperen (see appear). Related: Peered; peering.