peep


peep
[[t]pi͟ːp[/t]]
peeps, peeping, peeped
1) VERB If you peep, or peep at something, you have a quick look at it, often secretly and quietly.

[V at n] Children came to peep at him round the doorway...

Now and then she peeped to see if he was noticing her.

Syn:
N-SING: a N
Peep is also a noun.

`Fourteen minutes,' Chris said, taking a peep at his watch.

2) VERB If something peeps out from behind or under something, a small part of it is visible or becomes visible.

[V prep/adv] Purple and yellow flowers peeped up between rocks...

[V prep/adv] Here and there a face peeped out from the shop doorway.

3) PHRASE: V inflects If you say that you don't hear a peep from someone, you mean that they do not say anything or make any noise. [INFORMAL]

You don't hear a peep from her once she's gone to bed.


English dictionary. 2008.

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