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peek

peek

 
 
pronunciation:
pik
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, noun
features:
Word Combinations (verb, noun), Homophone Note
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: peeked, peeking, peeks
definition 1: to look quickly or furtively, often through a small opening or from a hiding place; glance; peep.
The child peeked at her mother from behind the curtain.
similar words:
peep, pry
definition 2: to appear briefly or to a slight degree, as if emerging from hiding.
The sun peeked from behind the clouds.
similar words:
peep, peer
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part of speech: noun
definition: a quick or furtive look.
I got just a peek at the newspaper before dinner.Can we take a quick peek at the baby while he's sleeping?
similar words:
peep
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Homophone Note
The words peek and peak (the top of something) sound alike but have different meanings.