to look or glance quickly or furtively, especially through a small opening or from a concealed location; peep; peer.
a quick or furtive look or glance; peep.
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How to use peek in a sentence
Pfizer was originally supposed to get a peek at the efficacy after 32 volunteers had contracted the disease.Pfizer’s Vaccine Announcement Was Always Going To Be Political | Maggie Koerth (firstname.lastname@example.org) | November 10, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
Its trial initially had a more aggressive design than other late-stage studies in the United States, allowing earlier and more frequent peeks at the data.Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine is more than 90 percent effective in first analysis, company reports | Carolyn Y. Johnson | November 9, 2020 | Washington Post
Su sneaks a peek at her phone and hears a snippet of voice mail from her mother about giant rats in New York City.'Save Yourselves!' Is a Surprisingly Fun Disaster Movie | Erin Berger | October 19, 2020 | Outside Online
A peek behind the Land Cruiser’s front wheel offers a hint at how special its suspension system is.
Biochemists Jonard Corpuz Valdoz and Pam Van Ry teamed up with microbiologist Richard Robison to take a peek at how a mouse responds to the infection, in the hopes of shedding light on how the virus spreads in animals, including humans.A glowing zebrafish wins the 2020 Nikon Small World photography contest | Erin Garcia de Jesus | October 13, 2020 | Science News
A sign peeking out from the heavy forest is barely visible on the trip back.
A Belgian church has a chalkboard sitting at the pulpit with the jungle peeking through the windows behind it.
The long crypt tunnels into a hillside, only visible by a smattering of skylights peeking up between graves.
Slowly but surely, fabric was stripped away a little at a time and more skin started peeking out.
Yet Manhattan has none of the defensiveness that seems to be peeking around the corners of this film.He’s Still Older, Even in the Moonlight: Woody Allen’s May-December Romances Inspire Scrutiny | Teo Bugbee | July 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I've been peering 27 at Wells, and peeking at Bennett, and holding my breath over the Barrie plays.Mavis of Green Hill | Faith Baldwin
He would not have been surprised to see a brontosaurus peeking coyly down at him from twenty feet or so of neck.Ralestone Luck | Andre Norton
Pretty soon we heard voices and the barking of a dog, and peeking out we saw an old farmer ploughing just at the edge of the bush.Into the Jaws of Death | Jack O'Brien
The great wooded amphitheater rising like a wave and little Notre Dame de la Garde peeking like a sentry out to sea.The Wind Bloweth | Brian Oswald Donn-Byrne
Had he, by any chance, seen him peeking in at the window, through the lilac-bushes?Cursed | George Allan England
British Dictionary definitions for peek
(intr) to glance quickly or furtively; peep
a quick or furtive glance
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