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peep 1

verb

  • 1 I peeped through the keyhole
    look quickly, cast a brief look, take a secret look, spy, take a sly/stealthy look, sneak a look, peek, have a peek, glance, peer;
    Scottish keek
    informal take a gander, have a look-see, give someone/something a/the once-over, have a squint
    British informal have a dekko, have/take a butcher's, take a shufti
  • 2 the moon peeped through a chink in the clouds
    appear (slowly/partly), show, come into view/sight, make an appearance, put in an appearance, present oneself/itself, become visible, emerge, issue, peek, peer out, surface, loom, show one's/its face, come to light, spring up, pop up
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  • I'll just take a peep at it
    quick look, brief look, sly look, stealthy look, sneaky look, peek, glance, glimpse, look, peer;
    Scottish keek
    informal gander, look-see, squint, eyeful
    British informal dekko, butcher's, shufti
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    peep 2

    noun

  • 1 one morning I heard a telltale peep
    cheep, chirp, chirrup, tweet, twitter, chirr, pipe, piping, warble, squeak, chatter
  • 2 there's been not a peep out of the children
    sound, noise, cry, utterance, word
    informal cheep
  • 3 a looted painting was sold without a peep
    complaint, grumble, moan, mutter, murmur, grouse, objection, protest, protestation, outcry, demur, argument, remonstrance, remonstration, exception, grievance, cavil, quibble, word, sound
    informal niggle, gripe, grouch, beef
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  • the fax peeped and began to flutter out the papers
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