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Definition of peep verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they peep
    he / she / it peeps
    past simple peeped
    -ing form peeping
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  1. 1[intransitive] (+ adv./prep.) to look quickly and secretly at something, especially through a small opening We caught her peeping through the keyhole. Could I just peep inside? He was peeping at her through his fingers.
  2. 2[intransitive] + adv./prep. to be just visible The tower peeped above the trees. The sun peeped out from behind the clouds.
  3. 3[intransitive, transitive] peep (something) to make a short high sound; to make something make this sound
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: peep