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peep 1

 (pēp)
intr.v. peeped, peep·ing, peeps
1. To utter short, soft, high-pitched sounds, like those of a baby bird; cheep.
2. To speak in a hesitant, thin, high-pitched voice.
n.
1. A short, soft, high-pitched sound or utterance, like that of a baby bird.
2. A slight sound or utterance: I don't want to hear a peep out of you.
3. Any of various small North American sandpipers.

[Middle English *pepen, probably alteration of pipen, from Old English pīpian, to pipe, from pīpe, tube, musical instrument, and from Latin pīpāre, to peep; see pipe.]

peep 2

 (pēp)
v. peeped, peep·ing, peeps
v.intr.
1. To peek furtively; steal a quick glance.
2. To peer through a small aperture or from behind something.
3. To appear as though emerging from a hiding place: the moon peeping through the clouds.
v.tr.
To cause to emerge or become partly visible: He peeped his head through the door.
n.
1. A quick or furtive look or glance.
2. A first glimpse or appearance: the peep of dawn.

[Middle English pepen, perhaps alteration of piken, to peek; see peek.]

peep

(piːp)
vb (intr)
1. to look furtively or secretly, as through a small aperture or from a hidden place
2. to appear partially or briefly: the sun peeped through the clouds.
n
3. a quick or furtive look
4. the first appearance: the peep of dawn.
[C15: variant of peek]

peep

(piːp)
vb (intr)
1. (esp of young birds) to utter shrill small noises
2. to speak in a thin shrill voice
n
3. a peeping sound
4. (Animals) US any of various small sandpipers of the genus Calidris (or Erolia) and related genera, such as the pectoral sandpiper
[C15: of imitative origin]

peep1

(pip)

v.i.
1. to look through a small opening or from a concealed location.
2. to look slyly, pryingly, or furtively.
3. to look curiously or playfully.
4. to come partially into view; begin to appear.
v.t.
5. to show or protrude slightly.
n.
6. a quick or furtive look.
7. the first appearance, as of dawn.
8. an aperture for looking through.
[1425–75; late Middle English pepe; perhaps expressive alter. of peek]

peep2

(pip)

n.
1. a short, shrill little cry or sound, as of a young bird.
2. any of various small sandpipers, esp. of the genus Calidris.
3. a slight sound or remark, as of complaint: I don't want to hear a peep out of you!
v.i.
4. to utter a short, shrill little cry.
5. to speak in a weak voice.
[1400–50; late Middle English pepen, pipen; compare Dutch, German piepen, Old French piper, Latin pipāre, Greek pippízein, Czech pípat, Lithuanian pỹpti]

Peep

 of chicken; a brood of chicken—Bk. of St. Albans, 1486.

peep


Past participle: peeped
Gerund: peeping

Imperative
peep
peep
Present
I peep
you peep
he/she/it peeps
we peep
you peep
they peep
Preterite
I peeped
you peeped
he/she/it peeped
we peeped
you peeped
they peeped
Present Continuous
I am peeping
you are peeping
he/she/it is peeping
we are peeping
you are peeping
they are peeping
Present Perfect
I have peeped
you have peeped
he/she/it has peeped
we have peeped
you have peeped
they have peeped
Past Continuous
I was peeping
you were peeping
he/she/it was peeping
we were peeping
you were peeping
they were peeping
Past Perfect
I had peeped
you had peeped
he/she/it had peeped
we had peeped
you had peeped
they had peeped
Future
I will peep
you will peep
he/she/it will peep
we will peep
you will peep
they will peep
Future Perfect
I will have peeped
you will have peeped
he/she/it will have peeped
we will have peeped
you will have peeped
they will have peeped
Future Continuous
I will be peeping
you will be peeping
he/she/it will be peeping
we will be peeping
you will be peeping
they will be peeping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been peeping
you have been peeping
he/she/it has been peeping
we have been peeping
you have been peeping
they have been peeping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been peeping
you will have been peeping
he/she/it will have been peeping
we will have been peeping
you will have been peeping
they will have been peeping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been peeping
you had been peeping
he/she/it had been peeping
we had been peeping
you had been peeping
they had been peeping
Conditional
I would peep
you would peep
he/she/it would peep
we would peep
you would peep
they would peep
Past Conditional
I would have peeped
you would have peeped
he/she/it would have peeped
we would have peeped
you would have peeped
they would have peeped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.peep - the short weak cry of a young birdpeep - the short weak cry of a young bird  
cry - the characteristic utterance of an animal; "animal cries filled the night"
2.peep - a secret lookpeep - a secret look        
looking, looking at, look - the act of directing the eyes toward something and perceiving it visually; "he went out to have a look"; "his look was fixed on her eyes"; "he gave it a good looking at"; "his camera does his looking for him"
Verb1.peep - look furtively; "He peeped at the woman through the window"
look - perceive with attention; direct one's gaze towards; "She looked over the expanse of land"; "Look at your child!"; "Look--a deer in the backyard!"
2.peep - cause to appear; "he peeped his head through the window"
show - make visible or noticeable; "She showed her talent for cooking"; "Show me your etchings, please"
3.peep - make high-pitched soundspeep - make high-pitched sounds; "the birds were chirping in the bushes"
let loose, let out, utter, emit - express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words); "She let out a big heavy sigh"; "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand"
chitter, twitter - make high-pitched sounds, as of birds
4.peep - speak in a hesitant and high-pitched tone of voice
mouth, speak, talk, verbalise, verbalize, utter - express in speech; "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This depressed patient does not verbalize"
5.peep - appear as though from hiding; "the new moon peeped through the tree tops"
appear - come into sight or view; "He suddenly appeared at the wedding"; "A new star appeared on the horizon"

peep

1
verb
1. peek, look, peer, spy, eyeball (slang), sneak a look, steal a look, keek (Scot.), look surreptitiously, look from hiding Now and then she peeped to see if he was watching her.
2. appear briefly, emerge, pop up, spring up, issue from, peer out, peek from, show partially Purple and yellow flowers peeped between the rocks.
noun
1. look, glimpse, peek, butcher's (Brit. slang), gander (informal), look-see (slang), shufti (Brit. slang), keek (Scot.) He took a peep at his watch.

peep

2
verb sound, word, noise, utterance, cheep (informal) I don't want to hear another peep out of you tonight.

peep

verb
To look briefly and quickly:
noun
A quick look:
Informal: gander.
Translations
صَوت بوق السَيّارَه، زامورنَظْرَة مُخْتَلَسَهيزمُرُ، يُبَوِّقُيَنْظُرُ خِلاليَنْظُرُ خِلْسَةً
juknoutkradmý pohlednakouknoutnakouknutípípání
blikkaste et hurtigt blik påkiggeskævetude
csipogkukucskál
flaut, ÿl, pípgægjast, kíkjakíkja áòaî aî kíkja sem snöggvast áÿla, flauta, pípa
čiepstētīss skats, acu uzmetienspaskatītiespīkstētpīkstiens, pīkšķis
kradmý pohľadnakuknúť
kukatioprezatipogledpokukati
çalma sesiçalmakcırlamak-den bakmakgizlice bakmak

peep

1 [piːp]
A. Nojeada f, miradita f
to get a peep at sthlograr ver algo brevemente
to take or have a peep (at sth)echar una ojeada or miradita (a algo)
B. VI
1. (= look) → mirar rápidamente; (furtively) → mirar furtivamente or a hurtadillas
to peep atechar una ojeada or miradita a
I lifted the lid and peeped insidelevanté la tapa y eché una miradita
he peeped through the curtainsse asomó a ver por detrás de las cortinas
to peep through the windowasomarse a la ventana para mirar
2. (= stick out) → asomar(se)
a head peeped outse asomó una cabeza
the sun peeped out from behind the cloudsel sol se asomó tras las nubes
her shoes peeped from beneath her skirtlos zapatos se le asomaban por debajo de la falda

peep

2 [piːp]
A. N
1. [of bird] → pío m; [of whistle] → silbido m
2. there hasn't been a peep out of themno han dicho ni pío
we can't get a peep out of themno les podemos sacar nada
I don't want to hear peep out of you!¡tú ni chistar!, ¡tú ni pío!
B. VIpiar

peep

[ˈpiːp]
n
(British) (= look) → coup d'œil m
to have a peep → jeter un coup d'œil
to have a peep at sb/sth → jeter un coup d'œil à qn/qch
to take a peep → jeter un coup d'œil
to take a peep at sb/sth (quickly)jeter un coup d'œil à qn/qch
I'll just take a peep at the children → Je vais juste jeter un coup d'œil aux enfants.; (trying not to be noticed)jeter un coup d'œil furtif à qn/qch
Bored, Chris took a peep at his watch → Chris, qui s'ennuyait, jeta un coup d'œil furtif à sa montre.
(= insight) a peep into sb's life → un aperçu de la vie de qn
[whistle] → son m aigu
(= slight sound)
I didn't hear a peep from him → Il n'a pas fait le moindre bruit.
vi
(= look) (quickly)jeter un coup d'œil; (trying not to be noticed)jeter un coup d'œil furtif
(= beep) → klaxonner
peep out
vi
(= look out) → regarder dehors
(= appear) → apparaîtrepeep-bo [ˌpiːpˈbəʊ] exclcoucou!

peep

:
peepshow
nPeepshow f
peep-toe
adjoffen
n (= shoe)offener Schuh

peep

1
n (= sound) (of bird etc)Piep m; (of horn, whistle, inf, of person) → Ton m; to give a peep (bird)einen Piep von sich geben; (horn, whistle)einen Ton von sich geben; not to give a peepkeinen Pieps von sich geben (inf); we haven’t heard a peep out of himwir haben keinen Pieps von ihm gehört (inf); one peep out of you and … (inf)noch einen Mucks (inf)or Pieps (inf)und …; peep! peep! (of horn)tut! tut!; (of whistle)tüt! tüt!
vi (bird etc)piepen; (horn, car)tuten; (whistle)pfeifen; (person: on horn) → tuten; (on whistle) → pfeifen
vt I peeped my horn at him, I peeped him (inf)ich habe ihn angehupt (inf)

peep

2
n (= look)kurzer Blick; (furtive, when forbidden etc) → verstohlener Blick; to get a peep at somethingetw kurz zu sehen bekommen; to take or have a peep (at something)kurz/verstohlen (nach etw) gucken
vt she peeped her head outsie streckte ihren Kopf hervor
vigucken (at nach); to peep from behind somethinghinter etw (dat)hervorschauen; to peep over somethingüber etw (acc)gucken; to peep through somethingdurch etw gucken or lugen; no peeping!, don’t peep!(aber) nicht gucken!

peep

1 [piːp]
1. n (of bird) → squittio; (of chick) → pigolio; (of whistle) → trillo
we haven't heard a peep out of them (fam) → non hanno aperto bocca
2. vi (bird) → squittire; (whistle) → trillare

peep

2 [piːp]
1. n (Brit) (look) → sbirciata, sguardo furtivo
to take or have a peep (at sth) → dare una sbirciata (a qc)
2. vi to peep at sthsbirciare qc
peep out vi + adv (Brit) → far capolino
the sun peeped out from behind the clouds → il sole fece capolino da dietro le nuvole

peep1

(piːp) verb
1. to look through a narrow opening or from behind something. She peeped through the window.
2. to look quickly and in secret. He peeped at the answers at the back of the book.
noun
a quick look (usually in secret). She took a peep at the visitor.
ˈpeep-hole noun
a hole (in a door etc) through which one can look.

peep2

(piːp) verb
to make a high pitched sound. The car horns were peeping.
noun
such a sound. the peep of a car horn.
References in classic literature ?
I just wish, though, instead of peeping, you'd come over and see us.
But it all began with a girl peeping and smiling at him through the shutters as he passed by.
At last, her shot being all expended, the child stood still and gazed at Hester, with that little laughing image of a fiend peeping out -- or, whether it peeped or no, her mother so imagined it -- from the unsearchable abyss of her black eyes.
Farther on he beheld great fields of Indian corn, with its golden ears peeping from their leafy coverts, and holding out the promise of cakes and hasty- pudding; and the yellow pumpkins lying beneath them, turning up their fair round bellies to the sun, and giving ample prospects of the most luxurious of pies; and anon he passed the fragrant buckwheat fields breathing the odor of the beehive, and as he beheld them, soft anticipations stole over his mind of dainty slap-jacks, well buttered, and garnished with honey or treacle, by the delicate little dimpled hand of Katrina Van Tassel.
At the time I now write of, Father Mapple was in the hardy winter of a healthy old age; that sort of old age which seems merging into a second flowering youth, for among all the fissures of his wrinkles, there shone certain mild gleams of a newly developing bloom --the spring verdure peeping forth even beneath February's snow.
Polly always supplied him with something to eat when he could not get home, and sometimes he would see little Dolly peeping from the corner of the street, to make sure if "father" was on the stand.
Mose done, Mas'r George," said Aunt Chloe, lifting the lid and peeping in,--"browning beautiful--a real lovely brown.
Yes, a person that doubts that he is fine to see should see him in his beaded buck-skins, on my back and his rifle peeping above his shoulder, chasing a hostile trail, with me going like the wind and his hair streaming out behind from the shelter of his broad slouch.
Again we passed between those grass-clad prodigious cliffs, specked with wee dwellings peeping over at us from velvety green walls ten and twelve hundred feet high.
It spread, and got lighter and brighter: soon it had a strong glare like a locomotive headlight; it kept on getting brighter and brighter till it was like the sun peeping above the horizon-line at sea - the big red rays shot high up into the sky.
Tom looked up in her face with just a perceptible twinkle peeping through his gravity.