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peek

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verb (used without object)

to look or glance quickly or furtively, especially through a small opening or from a concealed location; peep; peer.

noun

a quick or furtive look or glance; peep.

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RELATED WORDS

peep, glance, snoop, watch, look, gander

Nearby words

pee, pee dee, peebles, peeblesshire, peegee hydrangea, peek, peekaboo, peekapoo, peekskill, peel, peel off

Origin of peek

1325–75; Middle English piken (v.); perhaps dissimilated variant of kiken to keek
SYNONYMS FOR peek
1 See peep1.
Can be confusedpeak peek pique piqué
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British Dictionary definitions for peek

peek

/ (piːk) /

verb

(intr) to glance quickly or furtively; peep

noun

a quick or furtive glance

Word Origin for peek

C14 pike, related to Middle Dutch kiken to peek
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