From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpeekpeek /piːk/ verb [intransitive]1LOOK ATto look quickly at something, or to look at something from behind something else, especially something that you are not supposed to see → peeppeek at/through/into etcCarefully he peeked through the glass window in the door.Paula opened the box and peeked inside.Shut your eyes and don’t peek!► see thesaurus at look2[always + adverb/preposition] if something peeks from somewhere, you can just see a small amount of itThe moon peeked out from behind the clouds. —peek noun [countable]Diane took a quick peek at herself in the mirror.→ See Verb table
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peek• No fair! You peeked!• Each usersentries are kept separate from the others and can be passwordprotected to prevent anyone else from peeking.• I tried peeking down through a gap between the bambooslats.• Trying not to disturb the azaleas, she peeked in the dining room window.• Goldilocks' embarkation on her voyage of self-discovery begins with her trying to peek into the bears' house.• Billypeeked out from under his blanket.• He peeked outside the window curtains, at the children on the street.• Nevertheless, a rainbow is peeking over the horizon.peek at/through/into etc• A peek at his studio gives a clue.• We also take a peek at Keith in the kitchen of his Devon pub.• Goldilocks' embarkation on her voyage of self-discovery begins with her trying to peek into the bears' house.• It would be wrong to peek at the ending.• We talked as we walked the beach and peeked at the funkyhouseboats along the waterfront.• Carefully he peeked through the glass window in the door.• I stood peeking through the living room curtains of her house.• I used images of a map, a maze and a blindfold before; now you're peeking through your hands.took a ... peek• They took a peek, and then did everything but lay down and wag their tails.• Dottook a chance peek in through the crack between where the two doors met.• I took a quick peekinside: bed, drawers, small bathroom with shower.• Carson took a peek into the brown paper on the Tube.