peek

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noun
ADJECTIVE
little, quick, sneak

a sneak peak at the new cartoon

VERB + PEEK
have (esp. BrE), take
get
sneak

Brooke couldn't help but sneak a peek at him.

chance, dare
PREPOSITION
peek at

Go ahead and take a peek at your presents.

peek behind

a fascinating peek behind the scenes of the Oprah Winfrey Show

peek into

We got a peek into rooms that are normally closed to the public.

peek through

I dared a little peek through a crack in the door.

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verb
ADVERB
cautiously

Daniel peeked cautiously over his shoulder.

out

He peeked out from behind the door.

PREPOSITION
around

I was tempted to peek around the corner.

at

She peeked at the clock to see the time.

into

I wandered around the house, peeking into various rooms.

through

The child peeked through a crack in the door.

The sun was peeking through the clouds.


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  • PEEK — ist die Abkürzung für Polyetheretherketon siehe Polyetherketone ein Befehl der Programmiersprache BASIC, das Gegenstück zu POKE Peek ist der Name von Frank William Peek (1881–1933) US amerikanischer Elektrotechniker. Kim Peek (* 1951), US… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Peek — ist die Abkürzung für Polyetheretherketon siehe Polyetherketone ein Befehl der Programmiersprache BASIC, das Gegenstück zu POKE Peek ist der Name von Frank William Peek (1881–1933) US amerikanischer Elektrotechniker. Kim Peek (1951–2009), US… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Peek — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda PEEK es una instrucción, en lenguaje BASIC, que usaban los antigüos ordenadores de 8 bit, como el ZX Spectrum. Dicha instrucción se encargaba de recuperar un valor en una determinada dirección (posición) de memoria.… …   Wikipedia Español

  • peek — [pi:k] v [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: Perhaps from [i]Dutch kieken to look ] 1.) to look quickly at something, or to look at something from behind something else, especially something that you are not supposed to see →↑peep peek at/through/into etc… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • peek — (v.) late 14c., piken look quickly and slyly, of unknown origin. The words peek, keek, and peep all were used with more or less the same meaning 14c. 15c.; perhaps the ultimate source was M.Du. kieken. Related: Peeked; peeking. The noun meaning a …   Etymology dictionary

  • Peek — Peek, v. i. [OE. piken: cf. F. piquer to pierce, prick, E. pique. Cf. {Peak}.] To look slyly, or with the eyes half closed, or through a crevice; to peep. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • peek — peek; peek·a·boo; …   English syllables

  • peek — / peep [n] sneaked look blink, gander*, glance, glimpse, look see, sight; concept 623 peek / peep [v] sneak a look blink, glance, glimpse, have a gander*, look, peer, snatch, snoop, spy, squint, stare, take a look; concept 623 peep …   New thesaurus

  • peek — /peek/, v.i. 1. to look or glance quickly or furtively, esp. through a small opening or from a concealed location; peep; peer. n. 2. a quick or furtive look or glance; peep. [1325 75; ME piken (v.); perh. dissimilated var. of kiken to KEEK] Syn.… …   Universalium

  • PEEK — PEEK: DIN Kurzzeichen für Polyetheretherketone …   Universal-Lexikon

  • peek — n peep, glimpse, glance, *look, sight, view …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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