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Definition of peek verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they peek
    he / she / it peeks
    past simple peeked
    -ing form peeking
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  1. 1[intransitive] to look at something quickly and secretly because you should not be looking at it synonym peep No peeking! + adv./prep. She peeked at the audience from behind the curtain. I couldn't resist peeking in the drawer.
  2. 2[intransitive] peek out/over/through, etc. to be just visible Her feet peeked out from the end of the blanket. A toe peeked through the hole in his sock.
peek noun [singular]
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I took a quick peek inside.