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peek

to look or glance quickly or furtively: peek at the presents
Not to be confused with:
peak – pinnacle; acme; zenith: a mountain peak
pique – offend; excite: Her curiosity was piqued.

peek

 (pēk)
intr.v. peeked, peek·ing, peeks
1. To glance quickly.
2. To look or peer furtively, as from a place of concealment.
3. To be only partially visible, as if peering or emerging from hiding: Tiny crocuses peeked through the snow.
n.
A brief or furtive look.

[Middle English piken, perhaps alteration of Middle Dutch kieken, variant of kīken.]

peek

(piːk)
vb
(intr) to glance quickly or furtively; peep
n
a quick or furtive glance
[C14 pike, related to Middle Dutch kiken to peek]

peek

(pik)

v.i.
1. to look or glance quickly or furtively, esp. through a small opening or from a concealed location.
n.
2. a quick or furtive look or glance.
[1325–75; Middle English piken (v.); of uncertain origin]

peek


Past participle: peeked
Gerund: peeking

Imperative
peek
peek
Present
I peek
you peek
he/she/it peeks
we peek
you peek
they peek
Preterite
I peeked
you peeked
he/she/it peeked
we peeked
you peeked
they peeked
Present Continuous
I am peeking
you are peeking
he/she/it is peeking
we are peeking
you are peeking
they are peeking
Present Perfect
I have peeked
you have peeked
he/she/it has peeked
we have peeked
you have peeked
they have peeked
Past Continuous
I was peeking
you were peeking
he/she/it was peeking
we were peeking
you were peeking
they were peeking
Past Perfect
I had peeked
you had peeked
he/she/it had peeked
we had peeked
you had peeked
they had peeked
Future
I will peek
you will peek
he/she/it will peek
we will peek
you will peek
they will peek
Future Perfect
I will have peeked
you will have peeked
he/she/it will have peeked
we will have peeked
you will have peeked
they will have peeked
Future Continuous
I will be peeking
you will be peeking
he/she/it will be peeking
we will be peeking
you will be peeking
they will be peeking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been peeking
you have been peeking
he/she/it has been peeking
we have been peeking
you have been peeking
they have been peeking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been peeking
you will have been peeking
he/she/it will have been peeking
we will have been peeking
you will have been peeking
they will have been peeking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been peeking
you had been peeking
he/she/it had been peeking
we had been peeking
you had been peeking
they had been peeking
Conditional
I would peek
you would peek
he/she/it would peek
we would peek
you would peek
they would peek
Past Conditional
I would have peeked
you would have peeked
he/she/it would have peeked
we would have peeked
you would have peeked
they would have peeked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.peek - a secret lookpeek - 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.peek - throw a glance at; take a brief look at; "She only glanced at the paper"; "I only peeked--I didn't see anything interesting"
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!"

peek

verb
1. glance, look, peer, spy, take a look, peep, eyeball (slang), sneak a look, keek (Scot.), snatch a glimpse, take or have a gander (informal) She peeked at him through a crack in the wall.
noun
1. glance, look, glimpse, blink, peep, butcher's (Brit. slang), gander (informal), look-see (slang), shufti (Brit. slang), keek (Scot.) I had a quick peek into the bedroom.

peek

verb
To look briefly and quickly:
noun
A quick look:
Informal: gander.
Translations
نَظْرَه مُخْتَلَسَهيَخْتَلِس النَّظَر
juknoutkouknoutrychlý pohled
bliksmugkigge
kandikálás
augnagotgægjast, kíkja
dirsčiotidirstelėjimasdirstelėtižvilgčiotižvilgsnis vogčiomis
ieskatīšanās, acu uzmetiensslepus paskatīties, palūrēt
kuknúťnazretienazrieť
gizlice bakmagizlice bakmak

peek

[piːk]
A. Nojeada f, miradita f, mirada f furtiva
to take or have a peek atechar una ojeada or miradita a; (furtively) → echar una mirada furtiva a, mirar a hurtadillas
B. VI (= glance) → echar una ojeada or miradita; (furtively) → mirar (a hurtadillas)
no peeking!¡sin mirar!
I opened the door a crack and peeked in/outabrí la puerta un poquito y miré (a hurtadillas)

peek

[ˈpiːk]
n
to have a peek at sb/sth → jeter un coup d'œil à qn/qch
to take a peek at sb/sth (trying not to be noticed)jeter un coup d'œil furtif à qn/qch
vi
No peeking! → On ne regarde pas!
to peek at sb/sth → jeter un coup d'œil furtif à qn/qch
peek over
vt fus [+ fence, wall] → jeter un coup d'œil par-dessus

peek

nkurzer Blick; (furtive, from under blindfold etc) → verstohlener Blick; to take or have a peekkurz/verstohlen gucken (at nach); may I just have a peek?darf ich mal kurz sehen or gucken?; to get a peek at somebody/somethingjdn/etw kurz zu sehen bekommen
vigucken (at nach)

peek

[piːk]
1. nsbirciatina
to take or have a peek at → dare una sbirciatina a
2. visbirciare

peek

(piːk) verb
to look, especially quickly and in secret. He opened the door slightly and peeked out; Cover your eyes and don't peek.
noun
a quick look. Take a peek through the window.
References in classic literature ?
The man's eyes were big and staring as he examined the Scarecrow and the Patchwork Girl, and the children shyly hid behind him and peeked timidly at Toto.
When his old housekeeper heard him come upstairs she peeked out of her bedroom door to see whether 'twas him or the hired boy.
You're looking thundering peeked. What the dickens is wrong with you?"