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peer2

peer2

 
 
pronunciation:
pir
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Homophone Note
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: peered, peering, peers
definition 1: to look closely, searchingly, or with difficulty.
The passengers peered anxiously into the thick fog.He peered at her, hoping for any sign that she recognized him.
synonyms:
gaze, stare
similar words:
gawk, peep, pry, search, squint
definition 2: to appear to a slight degree; peep.
The moon peered through the thick branches.
synonyms:
peek, peep
similar words:
appear, emerge
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derivation: peeringly (adv.)
Homophone Note
Are you looking for the word pier (a structure for docking boats)? Peer and pier sound alike but have different meanings.