peek

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verb (used without object)
  1. to look or glance quickly or furtively, especially through a small opening or from a concealed location; peep; peer.

noun
  1. a quick or furtive look or glance; peep.

Origin of peek

1
First recorded in 1325–75; Middle English piken (verb); perhaps dissimilated variant of kiken “to look furtively, keek”; see keek

synonym study For peek

1. See peep1.

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British Dictionary definitions for peek

peek

/ (piːk) /


verb
  1. (intr) to glance quickly or furtively; peep

noun
  1. a quick or furtive glance

Origin of peek

1
C14 pike, related to Middle Dutch kiken to peek

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