peek

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
Carefully he peeked through the glass window in the door.
Paula opened the box and peeked inside.
Shut your eyes and don't peek!
2.) [always + adverb/preposition]
if something peeks from somewhere, you can just see a small amount of it
The moon peeked out from behind the clouds.
>peek n
Diane took a quick peek at herself in the mirror.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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